This creamy cauliflower sauce is a skinny version of the traditional recipe, minus the fat and calories. All you need are 5 ingredients and about 15 minutes to prepare this delicious vegetarian pasta condiment.
Once upon a time, I used to eat alfredo sauce. Nowadays, that creamy sauce is only but a memory sketched in my mind. In part because I learned pretty quickly after living in Italy for 4 years that alfredo was only a figment of a true Italian’s imagination. Alfredo doesn’t exist in Italy – or at least not in Sardinia. I still crave rich, creamy sauce for pasta dishes, but not the heavy, calorie-laden traditional recipe – mostly because since developing an intolerance to dairy I haven’t eaten it in years. But that’s nothing some pureed cauliflower can’t fix!
This skinny cauliflower cream sauce is a delicious and healthy condiment for any type of pasta. It’s easy to prep ahead of time and stores well in the fridge. When preparing the pasta, just add this healthy pasta sauce to the drained pasta and heat through. Reserving a couple tablespoons of the cooking water and adding to the pot also helps create a luscious and smooth sauce. If you’re looking for a completely vegan variation just omit the Parmesan, and add some creamy vegan butter of choice. This is one of my go-to pasta sauces. I make a huge batch and conserve portions in the freezer. If not reserved for pasta, this delicious cauliflower sauce doubles as an ideal low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. Just add milk of choice, a touch of butter (vegan or non-vegan) or sour cream.
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