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Roasted Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce (healthy)

Old 02-15-2012, 08:54 AM
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Default Roasted Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce (healthy)

After making all those Valentine treats I thought I should eat something healthy. I experimented with Cauliflower Alfredo sauce and while it doesn't have that creamy texture of regular Alfredo sauce, I thought the flavor was fantastic. And a big plus that it is made mostly from veggies and not heavy cream and butter. I poured mine over whole grain linguini and added steamed veggies for Pasta Primavera. If you want to make it a complete meal you can add cooked shrimp or grilled chicken. Why not give it a try? Peggy

1 Tblsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp oregano leaves
1/2 tsp basil leaves
1 head of cauliflower
1 can chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tblsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp coasrse ground black pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Wash and core the cauliflower, cut in small pieces, and place on a baking sheet. Combine the olive oil, garlic, basil, and oregano in a small bowl. Drizzle over the cauliflower. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until tender. I stirred it around a couple of times during the cooking process.
Might I just add, this smells wonderful.

Place the chicken broth, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and cooked cauliflower in your blender. I used my Ninja. Puree until it's as smooth as possible.

Place pureed cauliflower in a small saucepan. Add the cream and grated cheese. Heat, stirring just until cheese has melted. Adjust spices to your taste. Pour over your favorite Pasta.

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:26 AM
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Sounds wonderful! Will try it, thanks
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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yum I am going to try this sounds delish!
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:39 AM
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I bookmarked this recipe. It really sounds great. Thanks Yummmmm
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:20 AM
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Perfect timing for this recipe! I was just gifted 32 heads of cauliflower from the local food pantry. Sounds delicious and diabetic friendly (in moderation of course).
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:44 AM
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I am on a diet and this just may fill that gap for the alfredo sauce I have been craving. It would mix it up a bit and still stay in the parameters. thank you for sharing your lovely creation.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:03 AM
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Thanks! We are vegetarian, and I was looking for something new for dinner tonight. This is going to be perfect!
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:05 AM
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Yum!! I love cauliflower. this might be a healthy way to get my DH to eat it. hehehe! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:17 PM
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good low fat alfredo sauce.

Saute a couple of cloves of chopped garlic in 1/2 tsp olive oil
add 3 Laughing cow light swiss cheese triangles and about 1/4 cup FF half and half
stir to melt, add about 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese and pepper to taste.
Really yummy. I pour it over vegetables and linguini
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:02 AM
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Thanks for this recipe! I love cauliflower too, and I bet you could actually eat this like cream of cauliflower soup with a little modification. I'm going to play with it and see.
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