Saturday, November 7, 2009

Faux Chicken Alfredo

This is a delicious healthy version of alfredo. It's not going to take the place of real alfredo,  but it was quite tasty. Kudos to Ashlee at A Year in the Kitchen for coming up with this.  Note: This dish was not as good warmed up the next day (in my opinion), so next time I won't make enough for leftovers. But it was great the first night.

whole wheat rotini
1/2 head of cauliflower florets
2 c. vegetable stock
1/3 cup skim milk
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper flake

1. Boil pasta, drain and set aside.

2. In a medium sized pot, bring vegetable stock to a boil. 

3. Add cauliflower and simmer covered for about 10 minutes.

4. In a  blender, combine the cauliflower, the parmesan cheese, and the milk.  If needed, add more stock to loosen.  Season with salt and pepper.  Garlic powder is also optional here.

5. Stir in sauce with the pasta.  Note: I added sun-dried tomatoes and grilled asparagus and chicken at this point, but you could add any of your favorite veggies/meat.

6. Top with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Bon Appetit!
The FoodWhore

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