Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce offers a lighter, dairy-free alternative to traditional alfredo sauce, which is usually made with cream and parmesan cheese. Sometimes you just want an option that doesn’t feel as heavy, but it’s also a great option if you’re limiting dairy consumption, or just trying to incorporate more vegetables into your meals.
This Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce doesn’t sacrifice any of the rich, creamy texture of traditional alfredo sauce. My brother often sneaks this by the spoonful from the blender before I can even pour it over pasta!
This recipe uses nutritional yeast (pictured below), which is in part what gives the sauce its cheesy flavor. Nutritional yeast is often used as a vegan alternative to cheese in sauces and soups, but it’s also great sprinkled on top of popcorn, baked potatoes, roasted vegetables - anything you want to add a cheesy flavor to! It is rich in B vitamins, including B12 (which occurs mostly in animal products, making this a helpful option to include in plant-based diets). Nutritional yeast is becoming widely available in grocery stores, and once you try it, I bet you’ll find more uses for it!
Original publication date: October 12, 2020
Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce offers a lighter, dairy-free alternative to traditional alfredo sauce, because sometimes you just want an option that doesn’t feel as heavy, or maybe you're trying to add more veggies to your meals.