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Video: Lighter Spaghetti Alfredo

See how to make a lighter version of Alfredo with cauliflower.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make a reduced-fat version of spaghetti Alfredo with cauliflower and just a touch of cream. The secret is pureeing the cauliflower sauce so it comes out creamy and delicious but without all the high-fat cream. You’ll also see how to make tasty, crispy Parmesan crumbs to sprinkle over the top. Check out the recipe for Chef John's Lighter Spaghetti Alfredo. It's surprisingly light, yet so creamy and rich tasting! It’s also vegetarian. Give it a try! See more Chef John videos >>

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Aug. 8, 2014 10:08 am
This can be made into a delicious Alfredo Sauce. I boiled it in chicken seasoning broth then pureed it with he seasoned water and a little cream. Added some flour to thicken the sauce. I did not use any oil or butter. Delicious. Then I added very little mozzarella and parmesan and heated it. I can add either chicken or shrimp. I can't use oil in my cooking or a lot cheese and butter. So this is a great Alfredo Recipe alternative. It is Delicious and As healthy as you can make. Thanks Chef John for this Recipe. This is a good base recipe for healthy sauce.
Aug. 1, 2014 8:12 pm
Use chicken broth or a packet of chicken seasoning in the water when cooking the cauliflower.
Feb. 11, 2013 1:16 pm
This looks too yummy! I like that I can probably whip this up quickly on a weeknight and I'm thinking the leftovers would heat up well. Can't wait to try it!
Aug. 8, 2012 6:57 pm
Where is the green?
Aug. 2, 2012 6:51 pm
Found this recipe and then lost it, so I put it together as best as I could remember, it is awesome and my grandsons thought it was super as well, I then found the recipe.
May 9, 2012 4:35 am
His site is awesome! Here is a link to this particular recipe.

3 cloves garlic 2 tbsp olive oil 1 head cauliflower, cored, cut in large pieces 1/2 tsp dried Italian herb blend 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste 4 cups water 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping: 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs 1/3 grated Parmesan cheese 1 tbsp olive oil salt to taste 2 tbsp any chopped fresh herbs (thyme, parsley, oregano, basil, etc) 14-oz box spaghetti, cooked and drained 1/2 lemon, juiced
May 6, 2012 1:29 pm
For totally guilt free pasta use Shiritake Noodles (I saw them on Rachael Ray). They come in linguine, spaghetti, and angel hair. I found them at Safeway in the tofu section. Just make sure to rinse with water before cooking as they come in a liquid. They will take on the flavor of whatever you are cooking.
Feb. 6, 2012 1:33 pm
If you go to his site, and look up cauliflower you can see the recipe...
Feb. 6, 2012 1:32 pm
If you go to his site and look up cauliflower you can see the recipe...
Feb. 6, 2012 1:16 pm
Lighter Alfredo Sauce 3 cloves of galic toasted in olive oil 1 head of cauliflower Half filled with water Red pepper flakes and salt and pepper Bread crumbs olive oil and parmesan toasted in a fry pan (parsley or thyme added in the end) Once cauliflower is falling apart add a little cream about a ¼ cup to ½ cup Add juice of half a lemon to pasta first before sauce Barilla whole grain pasta spaghetti cut Add parmesan to sauce Pour sauce over pasta then sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs. I tried to type it up while listening so hope its close
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