"Cheesy" Cauliflower Pasta
Title: “Cheesy” Cauliflower Noodles
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Dinner
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 people
I always love finding new ways to prepare my cauliflower! This time I used some leftover coconut milk and steamed the cauliflower, and bam…my new favorite dinner! It came together in 20 minutes and was delicious and nutritious. I look forward to having left over’s tomorrow and frying it in the pan to get crispy noodles. Enjoy!
4 heaping cups cauliflower florets (1 large cauliflower)
2 large carrot, peeled and diced
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp curry, optional
2-3 large garlic cloves, minced
2-3 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
1/2 cup coconut milk or water
2-4 tbsp cream cheese (optional but great!)
1/2 cup cashews (optional)
1 lemon, juice
1/2 tsp pepper
2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste [divided]
1 box gluten free, chickpea or spelt noodles (penne or spiral)
Chives, for serving
Nutritional yeast, for serving
Wash, Peel & Dice cauliflower and carrot.
Use a steamer or double boiler and cook vegetables in there for about 10-15 minutes until super soft.
Begin with slicing the onion and adding to pot with coconut oil
Let cook for 3-4 minutes
Add turmeric, curry, salt and let cook for 8 more minutes. Add garlic
In a high speed blender, add the cooked cauliflower/carrot, coconut milk, cashews if using, salt and pepper
Blend until a super smooth sauce forms.
- Add the blended veggies to the caramelized onions / spices. Mix it all together. Drizzle lemon.
- If using, add cream cheese until it melts.
- If the sauce is a bit thick, add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of water from pasta noodles.
Taste it. Add more lemon or salt or cream cheese to perfect taste.
Meanwhile, Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add your pasta and cook for about 8 minutes. Rinse pasta when done.
Save about 1/2 cup of the water for the sauce!
Add pasta into the same pot as the sauce. Mix it all together to ensure perfect”cheesy” consistency.
Put in a bowl top with chives and nutritional yeast (if desired) and serve immediately.