Pasta with cauliflower cream sauce and steamed kale

IMG_5936This sauce is creamy, low in fat, and most importantly – tasty! While it has the consistency of an Alfredo sauce, it doesn’t have the unhealthy fats and extra calories. You’ll be eating an extra serving of veggies without even knowing it. πŸ™‚

Pasta with cauliflower cream sauce and steamed kale

Makes: a whole lot of pasta!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of pasta of your choosing (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
  • 1/2 recipe of cauliflower cream sauce (see recipe below)
  • 8 cups of kale (this seems like a lot, but it will reduce down)

Directions:

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. While it’s cooking, steam the kale.
  • Drain the pasta, add it back to the pot, and add the cream sauce. Stir the sauce to coat the pasta and add steamed kale.
  • If the sauce has gotten cold, turn the stove-top back on and allow the pasta mixture to warm.

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Cauliflower cream sauce

Ingredients:Β 

  • 4 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbl olive oil or Earth Balance
  • 1 large head cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk (I used unsweetened organic soy milk)

Directions:Β 

  • Over medium heat, cook the minced garlic in the olive oil until the garlic is very lightly browned. Add the garlic to a blender.
  • Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower, cooking for several minutes until tender. Remove the cauliflower with tongs and add it to the blender.
  • Add the salt, pepper, and milk to the blender as well. Blend until the mixture is smooth.

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