Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce with Spaghetti

Rhonda E

By
@TwoForks4U

This is a very delicious recipe from my favorite Online Chef so this is not my recipe, but I have changed it. I only changed the water to chicken broth. I would have never thought of using cauliflower and making it into in an Alfredo Sauce. Absolutely delicious!


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Serves:

5-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Blend

Ingredients

1
cauliflower
3 clove
garlic crushed/you can also add roasted garlic when blending
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 tsp
italian herb blend
2 tsp
red pepper flakes or to taste
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
4 c
water or chicken broth (broth is best)
1/4 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese for topping
1/2 c
fine bread crumbs
1/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
olive oil to taste
2 Tbsp
any chopped fresh herbs (thyme, parsley, oregano, basil, etc.
14 oz
box spaghetti, cooked and drained

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook and stir garlic cloves and 2 tbs olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Add cauliflower, water, Italian herbs, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to taste. Bring broth to a boil, cover, and cook until cauliflower is tender, about 10 min.
2
Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs, 1/3 cup parmesan cheeses, and 1 tbs olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until cheese has melted and mixture is browned, 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat, sprinkle with salt to taste, and mix in basil' set aside.
3
Add cream to cauliflower mixture and puree in the pot with a stick blender or a food processor until smooth and creamy. Stir in 2/3 cup parmesan cheese until melted; season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.
4
Mix in lemon juice with spaghetti and stir in alfredo sauce to coat pasta. Serve topped with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and the seasoned bread crumb mixture.
5
You can use any fresh herb in place in basil, such as thyme, parsley, or oregano.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Kosher
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy