This vegan cauliflower Alfredo is perfect for when you crave comfort food but don't want to indulge on a heavy meal. Puréed cauliflower is combined with a few simple ingredients to make this sauce very creamy and so tasty. This healthy meal is low in fat and dairy-free.
Whenever I make this recipe, I think about my sister. She looooves Alfredo sauce. Growing up, it would always be "fettuccini Alfredo" when we would go out to a restaurant as a family or her dinner of choice made by my mom for her birthday. The salty extra rich dairy sauce was just the ultimate comfort food.
This recipe is a much healthier version of the classic Alfredo. It is made with lots of cauliflower (hiding vegetables in pasta sauces is one of my favorite thing to do in the kitchen!), but you can hardly notice it is there. The cauliflower allows you to get a good amount of sauce that is low in fat and super healthy.
Ingredients for vegan cauliflower Alfredo recipe
This recipe uses only simple wholesome ingredients:
- Lemon juice
- Vegan milk
- Nutritional yeast
How to make this vegan cauliflower Alfredo
This sauce is very smooth with a mild cheesy taste and not too thick nor too watery, just the right texture to coat and stick to the noodles. To reach that silky texture, you will:
1 - Boil or steam cauliflower until cooked.
2 - Transfer to a blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
3- Combine with the pasta of your choice. Choose zucchini noodles to make it a grain free option.
This sauce is delicious with extra lemon juice, so don't hesitate to serve it with sliced lemon pieces on the side.
Watch how to make it
This simple and quick sauce makes for a perfect complete meal, but what's really fun about it is to add some toppings to brighten up your plate.
I love how the green peas adds color and texture as well as extra nutrients, but use what you already have. Try topping with roasted mushrooms and garlic, cooked onion and red pepper, asparagus or wilted spinach and roasted zucchini.
Also, don't forget to generoulsy sprinkle with black pepper and this vegan parmesan cheese.
More creamy pasta dishes you might like
- Butternut squash Mac and Cheese
- Vegetable pasta sauce
- Vegan cajun pasta
- Garlic cream Primavera pasta bake
- Vegan white sauce for pasta
- Tahini pasta
- Pasta with hummus and roasted vegetables
I hope you will love this cauliflower alfredo as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo
- 1 small head of cauliflower, about 4-5 cup - roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp nutritionnal yeast
- 1 clove of garlic
- ¾ cup plain vegan milk - choose nut-free if necessary
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- pepper - to taste
- Steam or boil the cauliflower until very well cooked, about 15 minutes. Drain well.
- Add the cauliflower and all the other ingredients to the blender and blend for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve warm with the pasta of your choice. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days, can also be frozen for up to 3 months.