Sauce Essentials: Dreamy Cauliflower Sauce

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

I’ve been making versions of this sauce for years, and love its subtle creamy texture. Some people call it a healthier version of Alfredo Sauce… I just call it yummy.

If you are searching for a nice creamy sauce (like Alfredo); however, you want to eliminate all the cheese and cream, yet still maintain great flavor, then look no further.

So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 4 clove
    baked garlic, mashed
  • 3 c
    cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/4 c
    milk, full fat, or skim

How to Make Sauce Essentials: Dreamy Cauliflower Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Chef’s Note: If you have never had the opportunity of baking garlic, here is a simple recipe that I use:
    Cooking Essentials: Baked Garlic
  4. Add the cauliflower to a pot, and cover with water, or 50% water and 50% vegetable stock.
  5. Bring up to the boil, and cook until the florets are tender, about 8 – 12 minutes.
  6. Chef’s Note: Reserve the cooking liquid.
  7. Add the drained cauliflower, mashed garlic, salt, pepper, butter, cayenne, and milk to a food processor fitted with an S-blade.
  8. Pour in about 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid.
  9. Give the food processor a few 1-second pulses to combine the ingredients, and then puree at high speed until smooth.
  10. Chef’s Note: If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more cooking liquid, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
  11. PLATE/PRESENT
  12. Serve with rice, pasta, or drizzled over some sautéed chicken. I even love it over a nice pile of hot mash taters. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sauce Essentials: Dreamy Cauliflower Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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