This easy cauliflower alfredo sauce recipe is so incredibly delicious you will want to lick it from the spoon! Try this veggie packed cauliflower sauce the next time you make pasta.
This ultra creamy cauliflower Alfredo sauce has fast become one of my favorite sauces to make.
It is velvety smooth, rich and cheesy, and secretly full of veggies. If you haven’t tried making cauliflower cream sauce, it is a must have!
Ingredients needed to make cauliflower sauce
- 1 head of cauliflower
- fresh garlic
- fresh grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
How to make cauliflower alfredo sauce
Step 1: cut up your cauliflower into florets and place in a strainer along with the whole garlic cloves.
Place the strainer over a pot with 2 inches of water and cover with a lid. Steam the florets until fork tender.
Read more on my post on How to Steam Cauliflower for this easy method that I use instead of an actual steamer.
Step 2: once the cauliflower and garlic are finished steaming, add the milk, cauliflower, and garlic to a blender or food processor.
Blend the mixture until smooth.
I suggest using a high powered blender like a vitamix or blendtec for best results. This will result in velvety smooth texture with no lumps or gritty taste. A strong food processor will work well too.
Step 3: Transfer the sauce from the blender to a large skillet or pot.
Step 4: Heat the cauliflower sauce to medium high and the cornstarch. This will thicken the sauce up.
Step 5: Whisk the cornstarch into the cauliflower mixture until the sauce thickens (around 5 minutes).
Step 6: Stir in your freshly grated parmesan cheese, then salt and pepper to taste.
Continue stirring until the cauliflower Alfredo sauce is thick and creamy.
Serve over pasta of choice.
We love shells, fettuccini, or elbow noodles. Any pasta would work!
This sauce is incredible served over fettuccini with a side of fresh broccoli.
This is one of the most incredible things I have ever tasted.
I want to just drink this cauliflower sauce from a bowl and just call it soup!
It is so very insanely creamy and decadent. Even my kids gobble it up!
This cauliflower Alfredo sauce is sure to be a hit with your family!
I made this cauliflower alfredo sauce to use as a base in my Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta Bake and it’s basically LIFE CHANGING.
I could eat this sauce as a soup. By itself. Every single day.
Seriously such an easy to make sauce with tons of hidden veggies (try this one on your kids!)
I’m even thinking of putting it on pizza for the sauce!
This sauce is super thick and makes a large batch, so there is plenty to go around!
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- 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
- 10 cloves of garlic, left whole
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 ½ cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Steam cauliflower florets and whole garlic cloves together until fork tender. Read my post on How to Steam Cauliflower for how to steam cauliflower without a steamer.
- Once steamed, add the cauliflower and garlic to a high speed blender or food processor
- Add the milk and puree until smooth
- Transfer the cauliflower sauce to a large skillet or pot
- Heat the sauce to medium high heat and add the cornstarch
- Whisk until thickened (around 5 minutes)
- Stir in the fresh parmesan cheese, then salt and pepper to taste
- Continue stirring until the Alfredo sauce is nice and thick
- Serve over pasta of choice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1061mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 13g