Cajun Chorizo Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

Alfredo is always one of my favorite sauces to make vegan because you can make it out of so many things.  This Cajun Chorizo Alfredo though really hits the spot… trust me.  It’s a super easy & flavorful dish, that comes together pretty quickly!  I’m really excited about this recipe, so let’s just jump right into it!

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The sauce for this recipe is so easy to pull together.  Dice your green bell peppers & onions into bite sized pieces, and mince your garlic.  Add them into a pan with some olive oil over medium heat & cook until just fragrant and translucent.  Once they’re ready to go, add in your vegan chorizo, and cook until browned.  When that’s all good to go, add in your jalapeño cream cheese, almond milk, salt, black pepper, and cajun seasoning.  Start with less almond milk at first, and whisk together until the cream cheese begins to melt.  Add more almond milk as needed until your desired thickness / thinness is reached.

While your sauce is cooking, cook your pasta according to package instructions.  I like using fettuccine for this because it’s such a classic pasta to pair with Alfredo, but you can use just about any kind you’d like!

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For the Roasted Cauliflower, you’ll need to start by preheating your oven to 450F.  Cut your cauliflower into florets, and toss with olive oil, salt, and cajun seasoning until well coated.  Place in a single even layer on a baking tray, and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes until fork tender and slightly charred.

Once your pasta is ready, toss it with the sauce, and transfer to a bowl.  Top with the roasted cauliflower & some fresh parsley for color & brightness. Like I said, this dish really couldn’t be any easier, and getting everything delivered to you from Milk & Eggs makes everything that much quicker! I really hope you guys enjoyed this recipe, and if you’re going to order the ingredients off Milk & Eggs, you can use my code PLVNTFOOD for $15 off any $35+ order!  And a huge thanks to The Abbot’s Butcher for creating the best faux meat products that make this meal extra special.


Cajun Chorizo Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

This creamy, spicy Alfredo sauce with warm chorizo & roasted cauliflower is the perfect easy weeknight meal.  And its all vegan! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Chef Brianna Gallo

Ingredients

Cajun Chorizo Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 container kite hill jalapeño cream cheese
  • 1 package vegan chorizo (abbot's butcher)
  • 1-2 cups regular unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pasta of your choosing
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley

Roasted Cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

Cajun Chorizo Alfredo Sauce

  1. Once your vegetables are diced, add your olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.  Add your peppers, onions, and garlic & cook until translucent and fragrant. 

  2. Add your chorizo in and cook until browned.  Season with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.  

  3. Add in your cream cheese & almond milk (starting with less almond milk at first and then increasing to your desired thickness / thinness).  Whisk until a sauce forms. Keep warm over low heat, stirring frequently while your pasta cooks (cook according to package instructions) & your cauliflower is ready.  

Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Preheat your oven to 450F.  

  2. Toss your cauliflower in olive oil, salt, and cajun seasoning until well coated.  Place on a baking tray in an even single layer & roast at 450F for 20-25 minutes until fork tender. 

  3. Mix your pasta in with the sauce, plate it in a bowl, and top with the roasted cauliflower and minced parsley.  

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