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cauliflower cashew alfredo pasta

Cauliflower Cashew Alfredo Sauce

A healthy twist on the classic creamy sauce! This easy kid-friendly cauliflower cashew alfredo sauce tossed with pasta or added to casseroles is the perfect comfort meal that the entire family can enjoy!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 194kcal


  • 3 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan can add less if you wish


  • Place cauliflower and broth (or water) in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until cauliflower is fork tender and very soft, about 8-10 minutes. Don’t drain.
  • Using a slotted soon, transfer cauliflower to a blender and add cashews, butter, cumin, and turmeric. Add about 1 cup of reserved cooking liquid to blender and blend on high until completely smooth and creamy. Add more liquid if thinner consistency desired.


Calories: 194kcal | Protein: 10g | Sodium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg