Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

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My cute hubby has been trying to lose weight and we are always trying to find new ways to have a healthier lifestyle. The problem is we love rich foods and that can be a problem when your trying to cut down on calories. I also think it’s good to have a balance, between your comfort food and incorporating more veggies into your diet. I’ve heard about people using cauliflower in the place of other ingredients because the cauliflower is like a blank canvas. I was so excited to try this!
My family loved it! A matter of fact, my husband decided he liked it more than the original alfredo sauce.

2 heads of cauliflower
4 cups chicken broth
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 package noodles, prepared according to package instructions
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  • Chop the cauliflower in small pieces. In a large pot, pour in the chicken broth and it to a boil and then add the chopped cauliflower.
  • Cook until the cauliflower is soft, about 15 minutes but longer will not hurt it. While the cauliflower is cooking, melt the butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer cauliflower to a blender with the broth. You will probably have to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender. Blend until smooth. Pour blended cauliflower into the skillet, and the olive oil.
  • You can add more broth or water to the mixture if it’s too thick. Add the cream, cheese and cook on a low heat. You can combine the noodles and sauce or let everyone get their own.

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10 thoughts on “Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce”

  1. Cauliflower sounds like it is healthier than regular Alfredo sauce. I usually do not make foods that call for Alfredo sauce because of this. Thank you for sharing at the Home Matters Linky party. Hope you come again!

  2. This sounds like an interesting recipe to try. I love cauliflower, and it would definitely be healthy! Found this at the Funtastic Friday linkup. Thanks for posting.

  3. What a great sauce, I will have to try this one. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Miz Helen

  4. I once made cauliflower mashed potatoes, using about half of the normal potatoes and substituting the rest for the cauliflower. I served it to my kids and they never knew the difference! I'll definitely be trying this next! Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday! Pinning!

  5. I use cauliflower instead of potatoes. But, I have never thought of making an alfredo sauce with them. I love this! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

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