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Cauliflower Alfredo

My family loves this quick and healthy cauliflower Alfredo sauce on pasta. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 package (16 ounces) fettuccine
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallot; cook and stir until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add cauliflower, water and bouillon; bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until tender, 5-6 minutes. Drain; cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor; add 2/3 cup Parmesan and pepper flakes. Process until pureed smooth.
  • Meanwhile, cook fettuccine according to package directions for al dente. Drain fettuccine; place in a large bowl. Add cauliflower mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley and additional Parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 371 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • ReneeMurby
    Dec 3, 2019

    The processed cauliflower and cheese came out very thick and not creamy at all. I feel that adding some of the vegetable broth the cauliflower was cooked in to this process would have improved the creaminess. I did add some cream and butter after trying it so it would coat the fettuccine better. I'm glad I tried it. I love cauliflower.

  • ajzsaz
    Oct 18, 2019

    Really wanted to like this, I’m sorry though I found it not to be good at all, tasted like paste and noodles. Very dry. I added pasta water to try to make it creamy and eventually added cream to give it some moisture. Also needed much more seasoning: Parmesan, red pepper and maybe even some salt. I’m sorry to write this negative review but I will not be saving this recipe.

  • dam182
    Oct 4, 2019

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