cauliflower & leek alfredo.

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Haven’t you always wanted alfredo sauce to be good for you? I happen to LOVE pasta with alfredo sauce and I would eat more of it if it wasn’t full of so much heavy cream and butter! I decided to make a healthier version of alfredo sauce using cauliflower and leeks! It came out SUPER delicious. I could just drink the sauce by itself.. HA!

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Recipe:

  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped into smaller pieces
  • 1 leek, sliced thin and washed (use only the white part – make sure you wash them well! they gather dirt in between layers)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions:

  • In a large pot heated to medium-high heat, add olive oil
  • Add sliced leeks and cook for about 5 minutes until they become more translucent
  • Add butter and flour and stir until mixture becomes a thick paste
  • Add broth and stir until combined
  • Add cauliflower, cover, and let simmer on medium heat for about 10 -15 minutes or until cauliflower is tender
  • Remove lid and transfer to a blender or use a immersion blender to blend until smooth
  • Pour back into pot and add cheese – stir until melted and smooth
  • Serve on your favorite pasta or zucchini noodles!

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