Lightened Up Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Blog

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If you are looking for something to warm up your tummy this winter, well have I got the perfect recipe for you! And the best part is that it will help you lose weight while building muscle! Sweet right? Check out this new recipe where you get all the creamy rich flavour of cheese, butter and cream without using any of them at all! Exactly! Check out this recipe to find the secret ingredient!! *wink*

Healthier Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dry whole-grain fettuccine
  • 3 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • 1 medium cauliflower, chopped (about 1½ pounds)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley (for garnish; optional)

Instructions

Cook fettuccine according to directions on package. Before draining, reserve 2 cups of cooking water; set aside.

Bring broth to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower. Reduce heat; cook, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes, or until soft.

While cauliflower cooks, heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute, or until garlic is soft. Remove from heat and strain.

Place cauliflower in blender (or food processor) with 2 cups of reserved cooking water, garlic, and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Blend in two or more batches if necessary; cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until very smooth. Add additional cooking water if needed.

Heat cauliflower mixture in same medium saucepan over medium-low heat.

Add almond milk; cook, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes. Consistency should be that of a thick soup.

Add fettuccine; mix well.

Divide fettuccine evenly between four bowls. Top evenly with cheese and parsley (if desired); serve immediately.

Head to the BeachBody website for full details on the recipe.

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