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Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

by jenny sansouci on February 16, 2012

Last week, I held a NibMor healthy hot chocolate giveaway. To enter, you had to submit your favorite healthier version of comfort food. I picked the one that made my mouth water the most!

The winner was Lea, and her recipe was for cauliflower alfredo sauce made with almond milk and white beans.

She sent me the link to the original recipe, but I altered it, because yo, I need garlic. And after I tasted it, I thought to myself, “this needs acid!” At that moment, I knew I had been watching too much Top Chef. And I added lemon juice.

I don’t know about you, but when I was younger I LOVED alfredo sauce. I used to order it at every restaurant. Now, there’s a dairy free alternative that uses awesome whole, natural ingredients! No soy, either, if you’re wondering. Win win win!! Thanks Lea, for the inspiration!


  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • 1 large shallot
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

Add cauliflower to pot of boiling water and boil until tender (a few mins).

Add 1 tbsp olive oil, sliced shallot and chopped garlic cloves to a pan. Heat until tender.

Add almond milk, beans, cauliflower, shallot, garlic, lemon juice, remaining 2 tbsp olive oil to blender. Blend until smooth.

Taste, add salt & pepper as needed, & blend again. I had to add a good amount of salt and pepper to get it to my liking. Be your own judge.

Pour over your favorite pasta, protein or veggies! Top with red pepper flakes, if desired.

Kiss your cheesy alfredo cravings goodbye! See ya! Wouldn’t wanna be ya.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel February 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

If you like this, you need to know about cashew alfredo sauce!! I need to dig up the recipe. You could probably google it too!


Jennifer February 19, 2012 at 1:12 am

A delicious AND healthy alfredo sauce – I’m in! This look excellent!


Jennifer February 19, 2012 at 1:13 am

*looks excellent! 🙂


Claudia February 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

Do you know if this will keep in the fridge for a few days?


jenny sansouci February 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

It will probably stay good for a day or 2!


jess @ cupcakes and kale March 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

mmm, that alfredo remains one of my favourite sauces! so happy you’re loving it and have made it your own 😀


Meagan June 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Looks awesome, Could you leave the beans out or substitute for something else? Thank u 🙂


jenny sansouci June 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Hi Meagan, not sure, as I’ve never tried it another way, but go ahead and try it and let me know how it goes!


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