Faux alfredo sauce


Faux alfredo sauce

Photo, Sian Richards.

Surprise! This creamy alfredo sauce recipe is actually made with...cauliflower! This version of alfredo is a great way to sneak vegetables into your pasta night dinners.


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 medium cauliflower , chopped
  • 1/2 900-mL container vegetable broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • fresh pepper , to season
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup 35% cream
  • 450 g cooked fettucine pasta
  • finely chopped parsley , to garnish


  • MELT butter in a large pot over medium. Add minced garlic. Cook until soft, 1 min.
  • ADD cauliflower, chopped, and vegetable broth. Boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until very soft, 15 min. Transfer to a blender with salt and nutmeg. Season with fresh pepper. Purée until smooth.
  • RETURN to pot and stir in parmesan and cream. Cook over medium until heated through, 2 min. Add cooked fettuccine. Garnish alfredo sauce with parsley.

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