This Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Might Just Be Your New Favourite Food!

After trying out many different recipes for a creamy Alfredo I have settled on this vegan cauliflower Alfredo as my favorite! It’s cheaper to make than a cashew Alfredo, is extremely healthy for you and tastes way better than any of the other recipes I tried out. Who knew that a simple cauliflower could turn into something so rich and creamy!

After trying out many different recipes for a creamy Alfredo I have settled on this vegan cauliflower Alfredo as my favorite! It's cheaper to make than a cashew Alfredo, is extremely healthy for you and tastes way better than any of the other recipes I tried out.

Time for Some Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo!

This Alfredo sauce is so creamy and smooth that I am sure even some non-vegans would struggle to guess whether it is vegan or not. Even seasoned vegans might make a double take and check with you that it’s really vegan! It’s THAT good!

With Alfredo being such a versatile dish to play around with, you can make it taste exactly how you want it to. I always add some grilled mushrooms and maybe some roasted cherry tomatoes to sweeten things up when I make it. What do you like to use as a garnish for your Alfredo pasta?

I love that something so rich and delicious can come together in no time at all and can be healthy too!

 

After trying out many different recipes for a creamy Alfredo I have settled on this vegan cauliflower Alfredo as my favorite! It's cheaper to make than a cashew Alfredo, is extremely healthy for you and tastes way better than any of the other recipes I tried out.

 

A high-speed blender is a must for this recipe! The Alfredo mixture can be quite thick so having a strong blender is important, especially because you have to run the blender for a few minutes in order to completely smooth out the sauce. I use this Breville blender for all of my recipes as it makes short work of anything! You can use a smaller blender too, just make sure to split the mixture and blend it in batches while adding liquid as needed.


Now, on to the recipe!

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15-Minute Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Yum
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Alfredo sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium white onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic (crushed)
  • 3 cups cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cups plant-based milk (soy or almond milk works best here)
  • 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (sub tamari to make this sauce 100% gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For serving:
  • 300 grams pasta (sub gluten-free pasta if desired)
  • vegan parmesan (optional)
  • roasted cherry tomatoes (see notes)
  • grilled mushrooms (optional)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Alfredo sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium white onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic (crushed)
  • 3 cups cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cups plant-based milk (soy or almond milk works best here)
  • 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (sub tamari to make this sauce 100% gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For serving:
  • 300 grams pasta (sub gluten-free pasta if desired)
  • vegan parmesan (optional)
  • roasted cherry tomatoes (see notes)
  • grilled mushrooms (optional)
Instructions
Make the sauce:
  1. Before we make the sauce, you need to cook your pasta according to the package instructions, drain and set aside. Cover with a wet tea towel to prevent it drying out while you make the sauce.
  2. For the sauce, heat a saucepan over medium-high heat and add the coconut oil. Once the oil has heated up, add the diced onions and sauté for roughly 4-5 minutes. Once the onions have started to become translucent add the garlic and sauté for a further 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cauliflower and water to the saucepan and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes until the cauliflower is tender and can be mashed with a fork.
  4. Transfer the mixture to your blender and start to blend while adding in the plant-based milk. The mixture will be thick so you might need to stop the bledner every now and then and scrape down the sides.
  5. Once the mixture starts to smooth out, add the other ingredients, nutritional yeast, the lemon juice and the soy sauce. Give the mixture a taste test and adjust the amount of salt and pepper you add to your liking. Once you have gotten the taste just right, blend the mixture until there are no lumps and it has a pourable consistency.
For serving:
  1. Here you can decide whether you want to mix the pasta and alfredo sauce together or whether you want to serve them separately. I mix the pasta and sauce together along with the grilled mushrooms and then place the roasted cherry tomatoes on top along with some vegan parmesan and chopped basil!
  2. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

How to Roast Cherry Tomatoes

Roasted cherry tomatoes are deliciously sweet and compliment the creaminess of the Alfredo sauce beautifully! To make them, preheat your oven to 150°C (300 F). Slice your cherry tomatoes in half and place on a greased baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes to an hour. Check on them at the 45-minute mark and if they haven't roasted enough for your liking, leave them in for a few more minutes.

Storage

I always make double or triple this recipe and keep it in the fridge. Lunch or dinner for the next few days is then as simple as cooking up some fresh pasta and adding the sauce and topping with some garnishes. This sauce keeps well in the fridge, covered, for up to 4 days.

After trying out many different recipes for a creamy Alfredo I have settled on this vegan cauliflower Alfredo as my favorite! It's cheaper to make than a cashew Alfredo, is extremely healthy for you and tastes way better than any of the other recipes I tried out.

 

How do you like to garnish your vegan cauliflower Alfredo? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading guys and gals!

P.S. What about some pizza? Give our super simple coconut bacon and avo pizza a try!

 

After trying out many different recipes for a creamy Alfredo I have settled on this vegan cauliflower Alfredo as my favorite! It's cheaper to make than a cashew Alfredo, is extremely healthy for you and tastes way better than any of the other recipes I tried out.