Living dairy free means having to get creative with classics like alfredo sauce. There are many recipes out there that use soy replacements and/or nuts to make creamy sauces. Well with so many nut allergies out there and soy being an extremely unhealthy food, I wanted to create a creamy white sauce anyone could enjoy. The foundation of this recipe is cauliflower. I absolutely love how versatile cauliflower is and it never fails to disappointment me.
What I love about this sauce is how incredibly simple it is while still being packed with flavor. (I ate it straight up with a spoon it was so good.) All you need is a head of cauliflower, vegetable broth, 2 cloves of garlic (or 3 if you really love garlic), a shallot, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. It doesn’t get any easier, or more healthy, than this.
Take a large pot and preheat it on medium heat. Add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and let warm one minute. Rough chop garlic and shallot. Add to hot oil and let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds for even cooking. Remove cauliflower from stalk and tear into florets and chop off into 2-3 inch pieces. After 3 minutes add broth and cauliflower with the garlic and shallot. Turn up heat to medium high and bring broth to a boil. Cover and bring down to medium heat, cooking for 7-10 minutes. Until cauliflower is super soft and falls apart easily. Once soft, pour pot contents into a high speed blender. Add salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Add to pasta of choice. (For the picture I used sweet potato noodles.) Top with finely chopped fresh parsley for a pretty plate.
Vegan White Pasta Sauce
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 shallot
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- finely chopped fresh parsley optional
- Take a large pot and preheat on medium heat. While pot is warming up, rough chop garlic and shallot.
- Add EVOO to pot and evenly coat bottom. Add garlic and shallot. Stir periodically for about 3 minutes.
- Remove cauliflower florets from the stalk and break into 2-3 inch size florets.
- After 3 minutes add broth and cauliflower to your pot. Place on lid. Turn heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Turn down to medium and let boil for 7-10 minutes. Until cauliflower is easily pierced with a fork.
- Pour all ingredients into your blender, add salt and pepper, and blend until smooth. 1-2 minutes.
9 thoughts on “Vegan Alfredo Sauce”
You always have such great recipes, Marian. This looks wonderful. Have printed it out so that I can try it.
That looks super yummy and easy! Thanks for sharing, will have to try it out!
Yummmm, are the sweet potato noodles out of a bag or do you shred your own? I just new that was going to be cashew – and surprised it was cauliflower. I’m printing this one off and trying it. This looks delicious and not to tough to make I bet.
I didn’t even know you could buy them pre spiraled! I’m going to have to look. I just use my spiralizer to make them. Cashew is definitely a dairy free favorite but my mom and sister are allergic to nuts so I wanted a sauce they could enjoy as well. Please let me know how you like it 🙂
This looks and sounds delicious. I’ll be trying it out and sharing it with my tribe. Thank you!
I’m totally surprised by the cauliflower as well. This month my family is going on a healthy journey and I’m going to try this one day this month. Great idea on how to use the sweet potato as well.
This sounds too good not to try. My youngest loves Alfredo sauce.
Marian, super stunning recipe! I love eating raw, and vegan, although this year I added other protein again to my diet.
Thank you! I went vegan about 6 years ago, now I am plant centered but include animal proteins, organs, bones, and fat. I like to top this with chicken.