Do you ever get in a recipe rut and you are on the hunt for something new and different? This gluten free pumpkin alfredo sauce is unique, flavorful, and perfect for cool, crisp autumn air. This alfredo sauce recipe is crowd-pleasing too and great for all occasions.
Every bite of this sauce is filled with pumpkin, sage, parmesan, and brown butter. You will be left begging for more of this homemade alfredo sauce. Toss it with pasta or this yummy cauliflower gnocchi. If you love pumpkin as much as we do, check out all of my gluten free pumpkin recipes. You will find the best savory and sweet pumpkin recipes.
I was inspired to make this easy alfredo sauce because I wanted something that would go with Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi that I bought. It is naturally gluten free, by the way! Anyway, I wanted a sauce that was creamy, smooth, and had those fantastic autumn flavors I was craving.
Let's just say when I set this on the table for dinner, the Fearless Dining household when crazy and ate every bite of it up. I knew it would be good, but I wasn't expecting that result."
This gnocchi is so easy to cook...just add to your favorite recipes. There is no strong cauliflower taste...even my kids love it.
If you ever get tired of eating the same things, check out my gluten free dinner recipes. There is a ton of variety and different cuisines. I am sure you will find some great ideas to add some spice to your dinner routine.
Can't get enough of this gluten free pumpkin alfredo? Check out some of my other tasty recipes:
- Simple Alfredo Sauce
- Easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower - This tastes amazing with this pumpkin alfredo sauce too.
- Super Cheesy Zucchini Ribbon Lasagna Alfredo
- Easy Alaskan Cod Fettuccini Alfredo
Are you ready to give this easy pumpkin alfredo recipe a try?
- Canned Organic Pumpkin
- Heavy Cream
- Brown Butter - This is where you get so much flavor!
How to make gluten free pumpkin alfredo sauce:
Add the heavy cream, pumpkin, sage, garlic, olive oil, and salt to a skillet and cook on medium heat.
Cook the gnocchi according to package directions and then put it into a colander.
Toss the cooked gnocchi into the gluten free pumpkin alfredo sauce and toss to coat the gnocchi.
Is Alfredo Sauce Gluten Free?
Most alfredo sauce that you purchase at the store is gluten free. However, it may have come in contact with foods that do have gluten, so make sure always to read your labels. Of course, my homemade alfredo sauce is gluten free, and I prefer it much more to anything I could buy in a store. I figure why not make it at home when it's so easy!
Can I Substitute Parmesan Cheese For Another Cheese?
Yes, if you want to substitute the parmesan for something else, go ahead. It might be a little stringier with different cheese and will have a slightly different flavor. It will still be flavorful and delicious. Mozzarella or Pepper Jack would be excellent options to try.
Can I Freeze Homemade Alfredo Sauce?
No, typically it's not a good idea to freeze this alfredo recipe. The reason is due to the heavy cream. Many dairy products don't do well when frozen because they break down. If you do freeze the alfredo sauce, you will immediately notice it has a weird and almost gritty texture to it. The flavor will not be that great either.
I recommend if you can't eat it all to just refrigerate it up to 5-6 days. Keep in a glass jar with a lid or another airtight container for best results.
Optional Tips and Substitutions:
This easy alfredo sauce is super versatile and goes with many foods. Here are some ideas you can try out.
- Gluten Free Pasta - Of course, alfredo sauce goes well with gluten free pasta. Don't forget to check out my guide on how to cook gluten free pasta to avoid mushy pasta
- Bacon - No matter what you are serving the gluten free pumpkin alfredo sauce on, adding in some crumbled bacon is amazing. It's salty and an excellent flavor combination.
- Chicken - Serve the pumpkin alfredo sauce over some roasted chicken. So good!
- Cauliflower - You can never go wrong with pairing this alfredo sauce and roasted cauliflower.
Looking for more yummy gluten free recipes? Check out some of these ideas:
- Savory Gluten Free Pasta Sauce With 3 Types Of Meats
- Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta
- Easy Creamy Ricotta Garlic Parmesan Pasta
- Sundried Tomato And Pesto Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Gluten Free Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- ¼ cup pumpkin purée
- 2 teaspoons fresh sage chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- In a skillet, add oil and garlic and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients except parmesan cheese.
- Cook on medium until it just starts to boil. Whisk to stir.
- Reduce heat and simmer on low for an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve over pasta, on a baked potato, over vegetables, seafood, etc.
- You can use any gluten free gnocchi or serve this alfredo over another gluten free pasta.
- You can use freshly roasted pumpkin or canned. I used canned in this recipe.