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sauce essentials: dreamy cauliflower sauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sauce essentials: dreamy cauliflower sauce

  • 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

  • 1
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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.