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Creamy Vegan Pasta Sauce (Cauliflower Alfredo)

This easy vegan alfredo sauce is packed with veggies, creamier than ice cream and lightly seasoned for one big bowl of delicious pasta that both kids and adults will enjoy!
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower sauce, vegan alfredo, vegan pasta sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta (regular or gluten free) cooked (save the pasta water when you drain it!)
  • 1 medium head fresh cauliflower florets steamed (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 tsp each: turmeric, smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp each: garlic powder onion powder, Kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs nutritional yeast optional
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • a few dashes worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1.5 cups frozen peas
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve pasta water when draining.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, steam the cauliflower florets in a large pot lined with a steamer basket. About 15 min until very tender. Drain and place florets in blender.
  3. Add all seasonings, mustard, olive oil, nutritional yeast, soy sauce + 1 cup pasta water into blender with cauliflower. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Return the pasta to the cooking pot with a drizzle of olive oil. Add cauliflower sauce and frozen peas.
  5. Cover and heat pasta on medium-low until peas are defrosted. About 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vegan Pasta Sauce (Cauliflower Alfredo)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 285
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.