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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!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 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
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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