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cauliflower alfredo sauce

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

This "alfredo" sauce is made with cauliflower and shredded Parmesan cheese, without any cream.  It's a healthier, low-calorie, low fat version of a regular alfredo sauce.  It's super creamy and silky. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Julia


  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1/2 cup hot cooking water
  • 1/2 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nutmeg to taste (optional)


  1. Clean the cauliflower head from green leaves, and chop it into reasonably large but manageable pieces. Place it in the big sauce pan with water, bring to boil and boil for 30-40 minutes until cauliflower is really soft. Remove from heat and drain cauliflower from water. You should have about 3 and 1/2 cups of cooked and sliced cauliflower pieces. Do reserve some cooking water.
  2. Dissolve 1/2 of a chicken bullion cube in 1/2 cup of very hot reserved cooking water.
  3. In a food processor, combine drained cooked cauliflower (from step 1) and 1/2 cup of hot reserved cooking water you just made (from step 2) with 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and process really well, until a very creamy sauce forms:
  4. Transfer the cauliflower alfredo sauce into a large sauce pan and keep it warm on the stove top. Season with salt and pepper, and nutmeg (optional), to taste.