Cameron Cooks in Chaos: Alternative Alfredo

Posted on December 12, 2013 by


I love alfredo sauce – it’s my biggest weakness – and I am always looking for good alfredo recipes that don’t contain all the things I do not eat – specifically cow milk, cream, sugar and chemicals.  We have Wiggly Wednesdays at my house and that is all about pasta.  We get tired of the same tomato sauce, and like I said I’m into alfredo. That’s where this recipe came from.

All the garlic is what makes a great alfredo.  The kids love this –


We like to eat this with chicken thighs and broccoli. I buy the chicken frozen, throw it in the crockpot with some fresh broccoli florets – and then make this sauce and pour it over all of it to cook all day on low.  The sauce will come out on the thin side, but the flavor is amazing, and if you want the sauce thicker you’ll need to thicken it up if you use this crockpot method.  If you don’t use the crockpot, it will be plenty thick when you make it to serve on noodles or rice.

I recommend you read through this recipe before you start – note that all the ingredients are in bold.

8 cloves garlic – peel and mince it, and saute in 1 TBS Genesis Kitchen Garlic Olive Oil (or whatever oil you have on hand – but garlic is good here) until soft and fragrant; remove from heat.

5-6 cups of cauliflower florets ( I buy it in big bags at Costco already in florets) – Steam it in 2-3 cups of homemade or low sodium high quality broth until tender – DO NOT THROW AWAY the broth.

Puree the cauliflower in a blender with 1 cup of broth (from what you cooked the cauliflower in) and the garlic you sautéed.  Add sea salt and pepper to taste, and 1/2 cup of coconut milk (this is the thick full fat creamy kind) and blend until smooth.

If you’re not doing the chicken thighs and broccoli thing, then serve it on whatever kind of noodles you eat. Rice is also good.  This holds up well in the crockpot, it just gets kind of watery and you may have to thicken it up.

This makes a great freezer meal – so just freeze the sauce itself in a freezer bag and throw it in the freezer.  I thaw it and heat it in the crockpot. I’m all about the whole freezer meal thing, keeps things quick with all the kid craziness going on in my house.

YO!  Let me know how you like it!!