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Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo

Rated as 4.1 out of 5 Stars
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"Dr. Oz recommended cauliflower sauce in place of Alfredo. A little cream, red pepper, and garlic can be added for flavor. Let me know if you have any suggestions to improve color or taste. Garnish with more Parmesan cheese if desired."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 258
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower to steamer, cover, and steam until tender, about 20 minutes. Cool cauliflower until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shallot until translucent, about 10 minutes. Pour chicken stock over shallot; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and cool, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir cauliflower into shallot mixture; blend using a hand blender until sauce is smooth and silky. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, bring water back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
  5. Toss pasta with sauce in a bowl until evenly coated. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over pasta.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • A standard blender can also be used to make the sauce.
  • If the sauce seems too thick, add a little water or broth. If it's too thin, simply simmer until it reduces and thickens.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 258 calories; 9.3 33.5 11.8 12 232 Full nutrition

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Great alternative to heavy Alfredo sauce. I didn't have shallots, but used 1/4 of a chopped onion and 3 cloves of chopped garlic. I also melted 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese into the sau...

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A novel way to make an Alfredo sauce but it needs more flavor. I microwaved the cauliflower and puréed it in my cuisanart adding some half and half until smooth. I added some minced garlic to ...

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Great alternative to heavy Alfredo sauce. I didn't have shallots, but used 1/4 of a chopped onion and 3 cloves of chopped garlic. I also melted 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese into the sau...

A hand blender made for a very creamy sauce. This is now a staple dish!

This sauce is just as good as the fattening kind! I did add an 1/8 of a cup of milk to make the texture more creamy. I also mixed the parmesan in, although I didn't feel I needed to use a whole ...

A novel way to make an Alfredo sauce but it needs more flavor. I microwaved the cauliflower and puréed it in my cuisanart adding some half and half until smooth. I added some minced garlic to ...

Very tasty with chicken also! I added a clove of garlic in with the onion (didn't have shallots). I also added about 1/4 cup more chicken stock while I puréed it in the food processor to smooth ...

Very good! I added a little bit of milk because it was thick.

Forgot the olive oil, added less cheese, and it was delicious!! Served with homemade fettuccine and cajun spiced grilled chicken breast.

My hand mixer did not cut it so I had to use a food processor. I'm pretty sure I added at least another 1/4 cup water and it still was nothing that would ever pour. I haven't eaten it yet- doesn...

This recipe is a good alternative. I'll make it again with some changes. It's defenitely a good starting point.