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My wife made a delicious Alfredo sauce using cauliflower last night.  She found this recipe online and it turned out to be an absolute winner!

We enjoyed it on top of zucchini with some grilled chicken.  The zucchini was a nice change from our usual spaghetti squash.  I just sliced i up into thin pieces and sautéed it for a few minutes with olive oil.  Be careful not to slice it too thin as it will become a mushy mess.

At my station we have a cool device for accomplishing this task of slicing the zucchini.  It’s called “The Spiralizer”…pretty intense, I know.  You can grab one on Amazon if you feel so inclined.  The Spiralizer.

I did note in the recipe that we tried to cheat and use an immersion blender rather than transferring everything into a full blender…This was a mistake.  It didn’t give us the right consistency for our sauce.  The flavor was still amazing though!  We are going to make batches of this and keep it in the freezer for quick meals.

Cauli-Fredo Sauce

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary Diabetic
Meal type Condiment
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
A creative way to enjoy the flavor of Alfredo sauce using cauliflower.


  • 1 head Cauliflower (cored and chunked)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Shallot (minced)
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk
  • 3 tablespoons Shredded Parmesan ((optional))
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


Step 1 Steam cauliflower.
Step 2 While cauliflower steams, heat oil over medium heat in medium sauce pan.
Step 3 Add shallot and sauté for 2 min.
Step 4 Add chicken broth and bring to temperature
Step 5 Add cauliflower and chicken broth to blender along with coconut milk and parmesan.
Step 6 Blend to correct consistency. You may need to add more coconut milk .
Step 7 Salt and Pepper to taste


You may elect to take a strict approach and omit the parmesan cheese.  I will tell you, that the parmesan did add a lot of flavor to my wife's plate.

One  mistake we made when making this was trying to use an immersion blender, rather than transefering everything to a full sized model.  Our sauce came out a bit grainy as a result.  Follow these directions to achieve the best result.

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