Cauliflower Fettucine Alfredo

Dates involving food are always challenging to me, especially when it involves me cooking for someone who clearly loves meat as much as the Boy does. And since it was his birthday, I really wanted to create something special. Coming up with the menu had me stumped. I didn’t want to scare him off with a plate of tofu and I like to avoid the misconceptions that all I eat is salad. Then I remembered that Boy had mentioned liking fettucine alfredo and I thought ‘hey, I could make that!’

I have made Alfredo sauce a couple of times in the last 6 years, but this one was the best recipe I’ve come up with. And it uses a whole cauliflower! Yummy with a vegetable thrown in. Now, Boy is quite a picky eater with a long list of foods he won’t try and another one of foods he doesn’t like. He had no idea this dish had any vegetables in it at all and he loved it, so I call that a win!

Now, on to the recipe:

1 head of cauliflower, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup  white cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
3 cloves garlic, diced

pasta for each person

First, boil some water and throw in the cauliflower and cook cauliflower until soft.
Put the cauliflower into the blender with a cup of the water you cooked it in and purée.

cauliflower puuree (cauliflower purée)

While the cauliflower is puréeing, saute the garlic. Add the cream and both cheeses until everything has combined nicely.
Now you can add the cauliflower puree into the pan with the garlic cream mixture. Stir until the cauliflower is evenly mixed in.

cheese mix (cream mixture)

Cook the pasta and everything will be ready together.

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I even made enough for my lunch tomorrow!

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