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Now, alfredo sauce is one of my top favorites when it comes to pasta and seriously, who doesn’t like that kind of goodness! I could easily do extra shifts with my workout routine when it comes to cheese. But you know, not everybody is as hard working as I am (self obsession alert), and I had this friend who won’t give up on her diet and asked me to make alfredo “edible” for her. And honestly, I had no idea what I would do. Did a little bit of research, turns out cauliflower can do the job. And it came so obvious- it sure can provide the right amount of richness to the sauce! Obviously, one can’t expect anything to fill up for cheese, but yeah it can give a close taste. So I decided to give it a shot and went along. And let me tell you, I do not like the smell of boiled cauliflower at all- but, as they say, anything for friends( I certainly am a good one). I couldn’t possibly cut all the calorie count, but I’ve tried as much as I could. I didn’t have fetuccine with me at that instant, so tried it with fusilli anyhow.
So here’s the simple sauce I tried-
Cauliflower- 1 cup
Milk- 2 cups
Low fat Butter- 1/2 cup
Low fat cream- 1/4 cup
Garlic(minced) -2 cloves
White Pepper- as per taste
Salt- as per taste
How to make-
- Boil cauliflower florets with some salt.Strain the water once they soften.
- Take the florets while they’re still warm and blend them with some milk. Keep adding more milk and blending until the puree is of a consistency a little less than that required for the sauce.
- Heat butter in a pan and add garlic to it.
- Add the cauliflower and milk puree with cream and simmer until the sauce reaches desired consistency.
- Toss in boiled pasta and serve.
The sauce will thicken on cooling down, so you can keep it’s consistency a little finer or alternately, add more milk to it.
Oh and by the way, she loved it! 🙂