This was actually one of the FIRST recipes that I ever posted here. Can you believe it? And it's still, to this day, a family favorite. This Guiltless Alfredo is so good that no one will ever guess it's lightened up and loaded with veggie goodness.
Once upon a time I stumbled across a fantastic alfredo sauce recipe. My life has never been the same since.
The recipe was already pretty lightened up to begin with, but I'm always looking for new, clever, and sneaky ways to get vegetables brought into the mix.
Ta-da. Pureed cauliflower to the rescue.
To say that this sauce is to-die-for would be a massive understatement. Honestly, I cannot and never have been able to taste the difference between the one with and the one without the added veggies and lighter substitutions that I made.
Even in updating this post, I didn't touch the recipe at all. (Which has been rare as I've been going through the archives to update photography.) I left it exactly the same as it was originally 4 years ago. Yep. That's just how magical this alfredo sauce is.
Guiltless Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
TheSkinnyFork.com - Originally Posted 4/9/13
Servings: 12 • Size: 1/4 C. Sauce • Calories: 89 • Fat: 7 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 2 g • Sodium: 145 mg
2 C. Cauliflower, Cooked
1 1/4 C. 2% Reduced Fat Milk
3 Oz. Neufchatel 1/3 Fat Cream Cheese
1 Tbsp. Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Light Butter
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 C. Reduced Fat Italian Shredded Cheese Blend
Place the cauliflower, milk, cream cheese, flour and salt into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat and add in the garlic. Sauté for a few seconds until it becomes fragrant, careful not to burn.
Add the cauliflower mixture to the pan and cook, stirring/whisking constantly for 3-4 minutes or until be begins to come to a simmer. As it simmers the sauce will begin to thicken.
Once thickened, remove the pan from the heat and add in the cheese. Stir and remove from heat to cover immediately.
Let the sauce stand for 10 minutes before using. The sauce will continue to thicken while it sits.
Enjoy as you would any other alfredo sauce!
Nutrition Claims: Low Carb, Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Pescatarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Red Meat Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added