This cauliflower Alfredo bake can be served as an entrée or as a side dish. It can be served alone or over pasta. It can be made as is, or without the prosciutto if you want to make it vegetarian. It’s a versatile dish based on the classic Fettucine Alfredo (for the classic recipe, click here). Now, traditionally, Alfredo was prepared tableside (which you can read about here), but not this cauliflower version. This Alfredo bake is definitely a dish you prepare ahead of time to serve at the table. So, because it’s such a pretty recipe, remember to prepare it in a pretty dish that will look nice and make you proud.
Alfredo sauce is one of the very easiest pasta sauces to make and at the same time it feels so indulgent and luxurious. It feels that way because it is! The only ingredients in an Alfredo sauce are butter, cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese so the calorie count is not low, making it an occasional indulgent treat. Serving it over pasta is the classic preparation, but if you’re trying not to eat wheat for whatever reason, putting Alfredo sauce over cauliflower is a pretty perfect option. Even if you’re NOT trying to avoid pasta, however, putting Alfredo sauce over cauliflower is a pretty perfect idea!