This Mushroom cauliflower alfredo pasta bake recipe is a deliciously indulgent dinner lightened up with a homemade creamy cauliflower sauce.
Do you guys remember the Cauliflower Alfredo Fettuccini recipe that I posted a few weeks ago?
Ever since I made that creamy cauliflower sauce I have been dreaming of what else I wanted to use it for!
If you haven’t tried it yet, RUN don’t walk to make the most delicious cauliflower alfredo sauce!
This mushroom cauliflower alfredo pasta bake was first on the list.
Full of juicy mushrooms, fresh garlic and onion, and drowned in creamy cauliflower sauce, it is the ultimate cozy comfort food casserole full of hidden veggies!
I used a blend of fresh parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese in this recipe.
They paired perfectly with the creamy cauliflower sauce, and the result was a super cheesy penne bake that tastes super indulgent (but made with healthier ingredients!)
I love that in place of a classic cream sauce in this recipe we are using cauliflower sauce.
If you’re a cauliflower hater, please promise me you’ll try this recipe before you swear it off for good.
This casserole has a WHOLE head of cauliflower in it, but tastes insanely rich and indulgent.
Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables, so it was a clear choice for this casserole.
If you don’t like mushrooms (say what?!) feel free to sub in your fave veggie of choice.
This casserole is super versatile and could be customized however you want!
Fresh parsley is great in casseroles and pasta and adds a fresh contrast to the creaminess of this dish.
That cheeseeee though!
The hubs and I had this two nights in a row and loved it.
If you’re craving comfort food but want to sneak in some veggies, you will love this recipe!
Serve with garlic bread or all by itself for your family to enjoy!
Casseroles are a great dish that both vegetarians and non vegetarians can enjoy.
As a vegetarian myself I would love to have this dish as an option at any event!
Pin this Mushroom Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta Bake:
- 1 batch cauliflower alfredo sauce
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 16 oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- Make cauliflower alfredo sauce according to instructions
- Sautee mushrooms and onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until mushrooms release liquid and cook down
- Cook penne to al dente
- Mix cooked penne, parmesan cheese, mushrooms and onions, parsley, and cauliflower alfredo sauce together in a large 13 X 9 baking dish
- Salt to taste (I used 1 teaspoon)
- Top with mozzarella cheese
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and begins to brown
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 657mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g