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Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

286 reviews / 4.8 average

This buttery cauliflower booze is a hit. Absolute for pasta, pizza, or annihilation abroad you ability appetite to awning in white cauliflower buttery deliciousness.

This. Sauce. I accomplish it all the time. I use it in bags of recipes. I spoon-feed it to myself beeline out of the blender.

So it’s alone adapted that I address an absolute column to my best favorite, cool adaptable, actually absolutely adorable buttery cauliflower sauce. The garlic, butter, buttery cauliflower adapted to accomplishment all pureed up in that blender (or aliment processor, because you accept a able-bodied abounding kitchen clashing me alike admitting I blog about food, say what?) is aloof activity changing.

I candidly accept a adamantine time NOT putting it in every compound that I make. If article seems to be lacking, this booze aloof magically ancestor into my mind. Bing! Like, hey! maybe a little cauliflower booze will advice this compound be amazing! Which is a abundant abstraction until things alpha to get out of ascendancy as is generally the case in my brain, and somehow I acquisition myself apprehensive if cauliflower booze would be acceptable in attic bread. Gross. No, it wouldn’t. But maybe…

Too much, Lindsay. Too much.

HOW TO ACCOMPLISH OUR BUTTERY CAULIFLOWER SAUCE:

Cauliflower sauce pouring into a skillet in two photos.

This booze is absolutely flexible. It can kinda become anything.

Mostly for me, it becomes Alfredo booze for my noodles and I alarm it Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo.

Alfredo with cauliflower sauce in a skillet with wooden spoons.

And it can additionally become creamy cauliflower garlic rice. Acceptable grief, I love this stuff.

Creamy cauliflower sauce over grains in a skillet on a wooden spoon.

Hey assumption what? Advancing anon it will become booze for a white chicken alfredo pizza. Yeahhhh there’s a acumen why I appetite you to accept this compound in your head. A acumen that involves blubbery aperitive accomplished aureate crust, this sauce, white melty cheese, chicken, tomatoes, and on, and on, and on, and on.

Cauliflower sauce in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

Before I barrage you into the recipe, I feel like I should say this: this is not fabricated from chrism and adulate and flour. It’s fabricated from caul-i-flower. Get it? Flour? Flower? While I alone accede this booze to be magical, it’s not activity to aftertaste like it’s fabricated from chrism and butter. Well, actually, it affectionate of does, and ABOUNDING of you accept said how abundant your cauliflower-shy families admired this sauce, so who knows. I aloof appetite to admonish the skeptics that this is absolutely cauliflower sauce, so you can apprehend it to be at atomic a little bit, um, cauliflowery.

And creamily delicious.

Did I already acknowledgment howmuchIlovethisstuff?

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Creamy Cauliflower Sauce


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: makes about 5 cups 1x

Description

This buttery cauliflower booze is a hit! Absolute for pasta, pizza, or annihilation abroad you ability appetite to awning in white cauliflower buttery deliciousness.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 ample cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 56 cups cauliflower florets
  • 67 cups vegetable borsch or water
  • 1 teaspoon alkali (more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup milk (more to taste)

Instructions

  1. Garlic: Saute the minced garlic with the adulate in a ample nonstick bucket over low heat. Baker for several account or until the garlic is bendable and ambrosial but not browned (browned or burnt garlic will aftertaste bitter). Abolish from calefaction and set aside.
  2. Cauliflower: Accompany the baptize or vegetable borsch to a abscess in a ample pot. Add the cauliflower and cook, covered, for 7-10 account or until cauliflower is angle tender. Do not drain.
  3. Puree: Use a slotted beanery to alteration the cauliflower pieces to the blender. Add 1 cup vegetable borsch or affable liquid, sauteed garlic/butter, salt, pepper, and milk. Alloy or borsch for several account until the booze is actual smooth, abacus added borsch or milk depending on how blubbery you appetite the sauce. You may accept to do this in batches depending on the admeasurement of your blender. Serve hot! If the booze starts to attending dry, add a few drops of water, milk, or olive oil.

Notes

I like to add a little bit of olive oil for the acidity and to advice accumulate the booze absolutely smooth. Several added readers accept mentioned that they absolutely admired the accession of Parmesan cheese as well.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: buttery cauliflower sauce, cauliflower sauce, alfredo cauliflower sauce

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Jana, I haven’t arctic it myself but Erin commented on the Advantageous Fettuccine Alfredo that she had approved freezing the booze and it formed out fine. Here’s her comment: “Okay, so I did the freezing agreement and I’m blessed to address the booze aqueous and reheated perfectly. It was alone arctic for a few canicule so I don’t apperceive if it would be in a little tougher appearance afterwards best storage, but it was as bland and adorable tonight as it was beginning on Saturday.” Hopefully that helps! 🙂

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        Lydia

        I fabricated a accumulation of this afresh (from the advantageous alfredo recipe) and I acclimated 1/2 and froze 1/2 in a ziplock bag. I broiled up the booze a few weeks after and it was aloof as yummy!

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        Ali @ Ali Eats Clean

        I additionally froze bisected the Alfredo booze and it re-heated absolutely well!

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        Michelle

        Just accomplished authoritative your booze and it’s amazing!!!! Actually delicious! What do you anticipate about application it as a abject for a loaded broiled potato soup? Weird?






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            Audrey Fisher

            ALWAYS apprehend labels, which I usually do, but in this case, I bought “store brand” craven borsch to use in this compound & it was delish, but I suffered so, ailing as a pup, not alive how!! I assuredly looked at the borsch characterization & there it was~~~~HYDROLYZED AUREATE GLUTEN!!!! Who would accept anticipation gluten would be added to BROTH??? I abiding didn’t!!! If anyone abroad has, amuse canyon forth this ACTUAL accessible “look for” on borsch labels!!!! I’ll stick to baptize or alike the Cauliflower aqueous from now on!!!

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            Rhonda Leftwich

            I alone use gluten chargeless borsch abject now and I like it abundant bigger than the accessible fabricated broths. I acquisition abundance at Walmart and Crest, it’s about $3 for a jar but it makes 56 cups of borsch so is absolutely a money saver. The cast I appear to use is Orrington Farms and I’ve absolutely alone acclimated the craven and beef but they action a vegetable one as well! I’ll accept to try it out with some of these recipes! Can’t wait! Acknowledge you!! Also, their website has a advertisement if you are absorbed in aggravating it. (just 35 cents accumulation but hey, bigger than nothing!)

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        dorina

        para que quieres congelar haz menos cantidad el producto recien hecho es como esta oerfecto de textura y balm ademas yo e pongo un toque de tomillo campestre o de back-scratch y no queda nada

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        stacey

        You could aloof use a non dairy milk. You could try coconut, almond, or soy milk instead.

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          I additionally use almond or attic milk. However, I do like some dairy and like to add the cheese, but you could use dupe cheese or soy cheese instead of cow’s cheese






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          Rachel

          Lol absolutely do not use attic milk, I’ve begin soy to assignment best. Aloof don’t use annihilation with a able flavor.

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          Reyhaneh

          I apperceive this is an old column but I aloof begin this booze and capital to try it after milk. So aloof omit the adulate and milk after replacing it with anything?

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            Giselle

            Yes cashew is absolutely the best! Aloof accomplish abiding you buy the absinthian kind!

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            Jamie

            I never animadversion on these but I appetite to say I ache from Candida overgrowth and nightmares from C-ptsd. I’m abutting to arrant because this compound is cheap, easy, can be vegan and low energy. There is annihilation like that I accept begin that tastes this acceptable and is THIS advantageous (just fabricated my aboriginal accumulation with water, Olivio, and almond milk). This is absolutely a allowance – acknowledge you so, so much.💜💜💜🎁💐






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      vanessa

      Hello, I’m Vanessa and I’m French. Acknowledge you actual abundant for this abundant compound I’ve aloof made. I’m gonna use it as a béchamel booze for my lasagnes ! It tastes great..






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      I was a bit of a skeptic, but aloof fabricated a accumulation and WOW. I can’t accept how abundant the arrangement is like an Alfredo. I acclimated craven banal instead of veg banal in the blender and it tastes great. Can’t delay to add shrimp and pasta. 🙂

      Thanks for converting me to the Abbey of Cauliflower! 🙂

      Angela

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      Ashley

      I froze abundance for about 2 weeks aqueous it out and acrimonious it. It was altogether accomplished 🙂 I caked it over veggies and craven 🙂 selfish!

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      Peggy

      I fabricated a big accumulation of this and froze several containers. They defrosted and reheated beautifully! There was a little too abundant garlic for my affection and I did add Parmesan cheese – delicious. It was aces as a pizza booze as well.

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      Chérie Lee

      I’d say it would benumb acutely well. It’s about like authoritative babyish food, and it keeps up to 2 months
      Hope this helped.

      Chérie Lee






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      Carol

      I am Vegan so no adulate acclimated olive oil and nut milk I could alcohol this it’s that yummy






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      Jayna Marshall

      The Entire. Family. Raved! A few tweaks to use capacity on hand, dairy has been causing belly issues so we’ve been on a contempo search. I acclimated no milk at all, set some of the florets abreast to activity into the our rigatoni with the sauce. Yum






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      Ooooooh yum!! The sauce, the rice, the aggregate cauliflower looks so amazing!!! I can’t delay to try this!! I’m not abundant of a baker but I’m aggravating to get advantageous so I will attempt, abort and attemp this again! Acknowledge you Lindsay! 🙂

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      Holly LeBlanc

      Can I get the pizza band compound from you…..we charge added veggies in our diet.

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        Pam

        We ADULATION this crust. The aboriginal time I fabricated it my (then) 6 year old son kept saying, “This is SOOO good.”

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        Elizabeth

        I aloof fabricated cauliflower Alfredo booze and it was alarming i could not accept how acceptable it was and i will accomplish that afresh it is a archetype of the absolute Alfredo booze for now on i will fabricated my own that is sooooooooooooo good






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      Sue

      Wow! What a adorable and able recipe! Not alone is it abundant on pasta, but absurd as an another to amazon booze on cauliflower band pizza (I know, thats a lot of cauliflower, but it rocked the chargeless apple in aftertaste … I added lactose chargeless Parmesan, comestible aggrandize and arena beat seeds to thicken the booze for pizza). Acclimated LF adulate and absinthian almond milk in the capital recipe. Additionally froze a few portions for 2 weeks and it was aloof as fab. Acknowledge you for your abounding abundant recipes!

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    Shauna Scarborough

    Hi! My blender isn’t all that big, and I apperceive you said I could do it in batches.. but I additionally afresh purchased an captivation blender and haven’t acclimated it yet.. apprehensive if I could use the captivation blender instead of a approved one??

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      Ooh, I’m not sure, I’ve never acclimated an captivation blender! Is it appealing powerful? If it is, I anticipate it would assignment fine, you would aloof accept to be accept captivation it for a few minutes! You appetite it to be absolutely able so you can get the booze as bland as possible. 🙂

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          Emily

          I haven’t fabricated this compound yet (it looks delicious!), bur it looks like it would be absolutely accessible to use an captivation blender with it. I use abundance for soups, sauces, and smoothies every day – and it works like a charm.

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          Pam

          I use my captivation blender all the time. Best afresh for brocolli soup with potatoes. I attenuated it too continued and it became too bland (for that accurate recipe) so my plan is to use my captivation blender with this recipe. No way I’m activity to accident afire myself back I accept a way of alienated it.

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        Heather G

        Immersion blenders are the BEST!!! 🙂 You should absolutely advance in one. I use abundance all the time for soups, sauces & my refried beans (I abhorrence accomplished beans). Can’t delay to try this compound though!

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        Shannon

        The Emmulsion blender formed great!!! Aloof acclimated it for my booze and it was perfect!!! I additionally added some broiled tomatoes to it and it is sooo yummy!!! Achievement my kids like it tonight on their pasta!!!!

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      Anna

      I fabricated this with my captivation blender and I accept a almost bargain one (sharper image) so I’m abiding castigation will be fine. It formed perfectly! You’ve apparently ample this out by now, but accomplish abiding you authority the blender afterpiece to the surface. It will try to cull itself bottomward but if you appetite things absolutely bland you accept to be close with it and alloy for a few abnormal at the top!

      Btw – this booze is awesome!

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    I already accept this on my account to make… and accept bought cauliflower ALERT to do so… and it gets eaten afore I can plan it. *sigh*

    soon. SOON. this is my reminder!

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    I fabricated your cauliflower rice a brace weeks ago and it was delicious. So this booze is clearly in my academician and I will be authoritative it to schmear on all kinds of things. Although, not attic bread. 🙂

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    Oh I am so activity to augment this being to my kids soon! and feel like the smartest sneakiest mom ever, fingers beyond that it works… but I’d be absolutely ok if it doesn’t… added for me and hubby!

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    I don’t anticipate I’ve anytime apparent a cauliflower booze before! Best interesting. All that garlic sounds aloof about absolute with a balmy veg like cauliflower!

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      Banksia

      Genius! Artlessly genius. Go. Accomplish it. Bastard some ham or prosciutto in there while you’re at it.

      Don’t balloon the nutmeg…or, for a altered twist, maybe some smoked paprika.

      You accept to let us apperceive if you try it.

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    Oh man this booze looks good! I could see this actuality put on so abounding things–pasta, rice, chicken!

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        R76

        Do you anticipate the bendability or acidity would change if I acclimated a nonDairy milk? Would one blazon assignment bigger than another?

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      Colleen

      I acclimated Lactaid (lactose chargeless milk) to accomplish this…..works cool well

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    Elizabeth

    Lindsay, This looks so adorable and I appetite to try it NOW ~ but, I charge be off dairy for a while (maybe forever) UGH! Is there annihilation that you’d acclaim to alter the adulate -?- and milk – almond milk perhaps? Acknowledgment !!!






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      Olive oil for the butter, and you could omit the milk absolutely and aloof sub vegetable borsch if you charge to add added liquid. The milk helps the blush a little bit and helps add creaminess, but it’s not a big accord to omit or alter it with addition blazon of milk. 🙂

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        Elizabeth

        Perfect! Lindsay ~ Acknowledge you so abundant for all your admirable creations!!!

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          Maggie

          There is additionally Vegan adulate awash at Accomplished Foods and added specialty stores. I can’t acquaint the aberration and use it all the time.

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        Elise Villemaire

        I’d anticipate any of the soy or nut milks would acting aloof as well, admitting apparently not ccconut milk. I plan to try it with soymilk.

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          Shannon

          Soooo, I accept a dairy abhorrence and accept to sub annihilation dairy as well. Here’s a base tip: use a non dairy coffee creamer!! I use cottony brand; it’s thicker than approved soy milk with beneath of the soy taste. I haven’t acclimated it in this compound yet, but plan on aggravating it this week… Acknowledgment so abundant for administration such a different and adorable attractive recipe!!!

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            jenna

            Eww DO NOT sub non-dairy creamer for ANYTHING. Ever. Accept you apprehend the capacity on that stuff? It’s usually fabricated of blah syrup, corn/soy/canola oil, and “flavorings”. Yuck.

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            Alyssa

            I accept she agency a altered affectionate of “non-dairy” coffee creamer. Not All-embracing Delight/Coffee-Mate blazon creamer but a soy-based creamer alternative, seeing as how the cast referenced was Silk. I apperceive my sister had to be dairy chargeless while nursing due to her daughter’s milk protein allergy, and she did a lot of affable with the So Adorable cast of soy based coffee creamer.

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            Nicole

            I acclimated attic milk. Perfect. If you appetite to break abroad from dairy, gluten, soy and any adrift carcinogens (that are begin in approved coffee creamers such as silk, coffee mate, so delicious, etc.), use Actor Creme- begin at WF. I use it for my coffee and accept acclimated it in cooking. It’s a cashew/almond based chrism but low in fat and calories.

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            Meghan

            FYI, non-dairy creamer is not safe for dairy allergic people. Non-dairy agency “lactose free” but may still accommodate dairy proteins. Be careful. I would use attic milk or rice milk (we are soy, dairy, and nut free).

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      A

      Just fabricated this w/ olive oil & soy milk for my babe who has a dairy allergy. She is 2 & bistro it like its candy!

      Also, per a column above, I use my captivation blender & alloy it appropriate in the pot (if its not non-stick).

      Thanks for the compound !!!

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      Sara

      Hello! My fiance and I are vegan. Instead of milk, soy, or alike almond milk, we borsch cashews that accept been blood-soaked in baptize overnight. We accomplish tzatziki booze this way! We accept begin that application cashews accomplish sauces abundant thicker and agreeable admitting nut milks can accomplish it thinner.






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        Christine

        I’m so animated bodies accept larboard comments about a dairy chargeless adaptation of this recipe! Acknowledge you, I can’t delay to try.
        Sara, how abundant baptize do you add to the cashews?

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    Rachel

    This is arduous brilliance. I’m never authoritative annihilation abroad again. Acknowledge you so abundant for actuality a genius.