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Bowl of Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo Topped with Parsley and Red Pepper Flakes
Lighter (and better that way) Cauliflower Fettuccini Alfredo
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This luscious cauliflower fettuccine Alfredo packs lots of flavor and creamy texture but is way lighter than traditional Alfredo.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 408 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Heavenly Heavy Cream (page 206) or full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp white miso paste
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
For the Pasta
  • 1 lb fettuccine (gluten-free, if preferred)
  • Parmegan (page 204)
  • Handful of parsley, chopped
  • Black pepper
  1. For the cauliflower Alfredo sauce, place the cauliflower, garlic cloves, vegetable broth, and Heavenly Heavy Cream in a large frying pan or saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the cauliflower is very soft and falls apart when pierced with a fork.

  2. Add the white miso paste and salt. Using an immersion or stand blender, blend the cauliflower and its cooking liquid. If you use a stand blender, do this in batches, being careful no tot fill the blender too high, so the hot liquid doesn't explode out the top.

  3. In the meantime, cook the pasta according to the package directions, then drain.

  4. Return the pasta to the pan, them pour the cauliflower Alfredo sauce over top. Toss to heat through. To serve, garnish with a sprinkle of Parmegan and parsley, and fresh cracked black pepper.

Recipe Notes

For an even lighter version, swap the Heavenly Heavy Cream or coconut milk with your favorite non-dairy milk.

Excerpted from Fuss Free Vegan: 101 Everyday Comfort Food Favorites, Veganized. Copyright © 2017 Samantha Turnbull. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts
Lighter (and better that way) Cauliflower Fettuccini Alfredo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.1g9%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Sodium 1355mg56%
Potassium 740mg21%
Carbohydrates 72.9g24%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16.9g34%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.