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Creamy Chicken Cauliflower Spaghetti Alfredo Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Chicken Cauliflower Spaghetti Alfredo recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Chicken Cauliflower Spaghetti Alfredo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by firefly56

Makes 6 servings



This is a light Alfredo sauce that you will love and not hate yourself afterwards.

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Chicken Cauliflower Spaghetti Alfredo

3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 head cauliflower
4 cups water
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
13 1/2 oz whole wheat spaghetti
1 T lemon juice
1 lb cooked chicken

Recipe Directions for Creamy Chicken Cauliflower Spaghetti Alfredo

  1. In a medium saucepan, warm the garlic cloves in the olive oil over low heat for a few minutes, or until the cloves begin to bubble. Do not brown the garlic. Add the cauliflower, enough water to cover, dried herbs, pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until the cauliflower is soft.

  2. Turn off the heat. Use a stick blender (or standard blender) to puree the mixture into a smooth sauce. If it seems too thick add a little water or broth, if it's too thin simply simmer until it reduces and thickens up. Then, stir in the cream, and add the Parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Cover and reserve.

  3. Boil the spaghetti according to directions and drain well. Return to the pot, add the lemon juice. Plate spaghetti, add cooked chicken, and spoon cauliflower sauce on top. Toss to coat the pasta.

  4. (optional) top with the toasted Parmesan breadcrumbs.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 364.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
302
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.6g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Sodium
391mg
16%
Potassium
333mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
20.7g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
29.6g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 13% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
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