Healthy habits start in the kitchen, so it’s time to start cooking!
Just because you’re cooking “healthy,” doesn’t meany you have to sacrifice your favorite dishes. You just need to put a healthy spin on it!
This cauliflower alfredo sauce recipe has a whole foods approach to a traditional creamy alfredo sauce. It’s simple, quick and inexpensive to make, which is perfect for busy professionals, working parents or anyone looking to eat healthy on a budget. Toss the sauce with some pasta and make it an Italian night, or use some on your pizza for a creamy marinara sauce.
Better yet, mix it with your quinoa to create a delicious lunchtime treat. However you choose to enjoy it, this sauce will have you coming back for seconds…maybe even thirds.
6 cups of cauliflower, chopped (about 1 large head)
4 cups of vegetable broth
2 tsp black pepper
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
1 cup chopped onion
2 TB olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
2 cups broccoli, chopped
pasta of your choice
1. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil and add the cauliflower. Turn down to medium heat and cook for about 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, sauté the onion and garlic with the olive oil for 2-3 minutes.
3. Cook the pasta according the package instructions and set aside.
4. In a blender, mix the almond milk, black pepper, nutritional yeast and the sautéed onions and garlic.
5. Drain the cauliflower, but catch the broth in a bowl.
6. Add the cauliflower to the blender and mix.
7. Put back the saved vegetable broth into the same pan you used for the cauliflower, and cook the broccoli for 5 minutes.
8. Once your sauce is blended and your broccoli is tender, mix it with your pasta! You’re likely going to have extra sauce, so add the sauce to the pasta (not visa versa).
Author: Melissa Jo Clark
Editor: Catherine Monkman