Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo


Unbelievably rich and creamy, this easy vegan Alfredo is bound to become a favorite. Be sure to check the ingredient list on your unsweetened almond milk, as some contain vanilla flavoring even if they aren't labeled as such. For this recipe, you'll want almond milk without any vanilla.

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 cups


  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat fettuccine

  • ½ cup "no-chicken" broth (see Tip) or vegetable broth

  • ¼ cup plain unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground white or black pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, basil and/or parsley


  1. Bring 1 inch water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower and garlic; cover and steam until very tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain well. Return the pasta to the pot.

  3. Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a blender. Add broth, almond milk, oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until very smooth and creamy. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to coat. Serve topped with herbs.


Tip: Chicken-flavored broth, a vegetarian broth despite its name, is preferable to vegetable broth in some recipes for its hearty, rich flavor. Often called "no-chicken broth," it can be found with the soups in the natural-foods section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
9g Fat
46g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Vitamin A 162IU 3%
Vitamin C 30mg 33%
Folate 75mcg 19%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 433mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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