Sauce Essentials: Dreamy Cauliflower Sauce

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

I’ve been making versions of this sauce for years, and love it’s subtle creamy texture. Some people call it 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

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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

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

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About Sauce Essentials: Dreamy Cauliflower Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Low Sodium, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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