Gluten Free Cauliflower Carbonara


If you are anything like me, thennnn you can’t have gluten! Just kidding – eh, kind of. But if you are like me in different ways like LOVING yummy, hearty meals, then you will absolutely adore my gluten free cauliflower carbonara!

If you want to broaden your cooking horizons while still in quarantine (or even after!) with a delicious home cooked meal, then you will not be disappointed in this gluten free cauliflower carbonara. Not to mention, we are replacing the traditional carbonara sauce with a cauliflower version. Which makes this an amazingly awesome dish for those of you that like to sneak your veggies to the family! You won’t even know – I promise! So how do you make this incredible gluten free cauliflower carbonara dish that I can’t stop gushing over? Well, come find out!

Right off the bat, let me explain what a traditional carbonara meal is like. It is traditionally a pasta dish where you add eggs, cheese, pork, and lots of pepper. Hey, gotta keep it peppy! It also typically has an alfredo-like sauce with it, but usually is not swimming in it like a normal alfredo dish would. Carbonara is a favourite of mine!

Gluten Free

My version is for those of you that can’t have gluten or on the diet to cut it out. Substituting the spaghetti noodles for gluten free noodles is an easy switch. There are numerous good gluten free pastas available now. My current favorties are this Banza chickpea spaghetti or this Chickapea chickpea lentil spaghetti. Don’t forget the gluten free flour!

If you are a new celiac, you should check out my post with tips for those newly diagnosed with celiac disease.

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Easy Dairy Free or Vegan Options

This version can easily be adapted for those of you that can’t have dairy or limiting it. Plus it also doesn’t have eggs, which is another allergy of mine! I know…the struggle. If you want to make this dairy free, you can omit the parmesan or substitute vegan parmesan (sometimes hard to find or expensive). For a vegan version, in addition to the dairy free option above, I would suggest substituting roasted mushrooms, peas or red peppers instead of the bacon.

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Did I forget to mention my insanely delicious, I-need-to-lick-the-spoon-now, veggie-packed sauce that goes along with it?! I probably forgot because I’m sitting here just daydreaming of it! It is a creamy and dreamy sauce that contains cauliflower, garlic, milk, and of course – CHEESE! The pureed cauliflower makes a delicious and creamy low-calorie sauce for pasta. You can totally toss this sauce on top of any pasta dish or pizza crust for a healthy (but even more delicious!) alternative to store bought ones!

You might also like this Gluten Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi or this Gluten Free Meatballs and Polenta.

This gluten free cauliflower carbonara gives you plenty of good carbs and vitamins you always get from vegetables AND keeps you fuller longer without feeling like there is a brick sitting in your tummy! Win-win, right?

Cauliflower Carbonara Recipe

Here is how to make my heavenly gluten free cauliflower carbonara – I hope you enjoy as much as I am! *I say as I’m sprinting to the kitchen to make some right this second!!*

If you aren’t the garlic fan that I am…just reduce the amount of garlic used.

All of my gluten free recipes can be found HERE. Enjoy!

Let me know if you try this out! It is one of my dad’s favourite meals.