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Easy Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Alfredo

Indulge in a creamy, flavorful, and oh-so-comforting classic pasta alfredo without all the calories with this skinny version featuring cauliflower! NO cream or butter in this cozy pasta!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets (about 6-7 cups)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb penne pasta cooked according to package directions
  • Minced fresh parsley for garnishing optional


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, saute garlic in oil until fragrant and lightly golden. (do not burn) Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large pot, then stir in cauliflower florets. Stir occasionally until cauliflower is very tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Scoop cauliflower florets out of boiling water and place in a blender. Reserve 1 cup cooking water and add to blender with milk, salt, and pepper. Blend mixture on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir warm cauliflower sauce into cooked pasta and sprinkle with parsley if desired.