COOK: Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Sauce by Pinch of Yum

amanda macy hall creamy cauliflower sauce from pinch of yumCOOK: Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Sauce by Pinch of Yum

It’s no secret that while Josh and I tend to eat clean, lean, whole foods the majority of the time, we can’t escape the need for a giant warm bowl of pasta {or organic ice cream cone, or a giant bowl of stove popped popcorn}. In an effort to curb the cravings – because we both believe that you should be able to enjoy life and the yummy foods that come with it – we have recently tried to lighten up some pasta dishes that we love.

Our favorites are spaghetti aglio e olio {I am a garlic and parmesan lover!} and fettuccine alfredo {Josh’s go-to when paired with blackened spicy chicken}. We recently made my favorite more nutrient-dense by switching out traditional noodles with fresh zucchini noodles – see the tasty recipe here. So on Sunday when the weather was just right for a night in, cuddled up on the couch, we challenged ourselves to indulge on creamy, cheesy alfredo pasta without sacrificing the nutrients that our bodies have come to crave. My pinteresting led us to the Creamy Cauliflower Sauce recipe by Pinch of Yum, and it needs no adaptations. I love the recipe just as she has presented it here.

This sauce takes about 20 minutes in all to create and can be completed with any standard blender. I topped my bowl with nutmeg {as ‘Pinch of Yum’ did in this version} and Josh added red pepper flakes and more freshly ground black pepper. We ate our noodle dish sans protein, but both agreed that it would be excellent paired with grilled shrimp or blackened chicken strips.

Try it out and check out the Pinch of Yum blog for more tasty recipes!

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