Ciao! My name is Yolanda and I'd like to welcome you to my Blog! I have always had a love for cooking, baking and eating. This blog is mainly a place for me to record and share precious family recipes from those living and deceased as well as delicious recipes that my friends have given me throughout the years.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Spaghetti with a Creamy Cauliflower Sauce and Crumb Topping

Cauliflower is the perfect vegetable to use to make many different recipes. You can substitute it for many unhealthy items in recipes. While this Creamy Cauliflower Sauce is not the lowest in Fat, it is much much lower than any regular Alfredo Sauce! I hope you enjoy this delicious, but sneaky Vegetable recipe as much as I do!  Even my husband liked it and he doesn't care for many veggies!
Sauce Ingredients:
*3 cloves garlic
*2 tbsp olive oil
*1 head cauliflower
*1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
*salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
*3 1/2 cups water
*1/3 cup heavy cream
* 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 of a Lemon
* 1 lb of box spaghetti
Topping Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
* 1/3 grated Parmesan cheese
* 1+ 1/2 TBSP olive oil
* salt to taste
* 2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
* Core and Cut the Cauliflower into large pieces.
* In a Sauce Pan, Saute 3 cloves of Garlic with 2 TBSP of Olive Oil for 2-3 minutes.
* Add Water, Cauliflower and Crushed Red Pepper.  Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. (Do not drain the water! We are keeping all of it!)
* Add Heavy Cream
* Puree until very smooth, with a Hand Blender (If you do not have a hand blender, then just toss it into a regular blender).

* Fold in Grated Cheese
* Add Salt and Pepper to taste.

* In a Large Sauce Pot, boil Spaghetti until al dente in slightly salted water.  When done drain.
* Toss Pasta into a pasta bowl and squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lemon into the pasta.

* Pour Creamy Cauliflower Sauce onto the Spaghetti and toss until well blended.
* Make the topping: In a small frying pan, add Grated Cheese, Bread Crumbs, Chopped Parsley, Olive Oil, and Salt and Pepper to taste. Cook on a medium heat while stirring every once in a while, until toasty.
* Sprinkle the Topping all over the top and serve!


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