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Creamy cauliflower sauce

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 cups (8 servings, enough for 1 pound pasta) 1x


This creamy cauliflower sauce is a like a healthy alfredo sauce using cauliflower as a base. It has less calories and all the benefits of this healthy veggie!


  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 small head cauliflower (1 1/2 to 2 pounds), enough for 6 cups florets
  • 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more to taste


  1. Mince the garlic. Chop the cauliflower.
  2. Heat the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the cauliflower and saute for 4 minutes until lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant. Add the vegetable broth, garlic powder, oregano, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes on medium high heat until the cauliflower is tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Carefully transfer the contents to a blender and blend on high until a smooth sauce forms. Add the Parmesan cheese and additional 1/2 teaspoon salt, and blend again. Taste: if you’d like more cheese you can add a little more, but we like adding a little extra Parmesan to the pasta when we stir in the sauce. Serve immediately with 1 pound pasta. (You can also refrigerate for up to 1 week: warm on the stovetop before serving.)
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American