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Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo with Bacon

October 2, 2017

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My parents always tell me that the majority of my DNA is Norwegian but I think they’re liars.  I’m about 98% certain that I’m Italian due to my intense love of pasta.  Seriously.  If I were stuck on a deserted island with only one food for the rest of my life I’d totally choose pasta.

Nate and I have been making some big changes in our lifestyles – one of the biggest being changing our eating habits.  I’m nearly 10 pounds lighter than I was when I got pregnant with Josiah and Nate’s dropped 30 pounds!  It’s been fantastic but, unfortunately, pasta hasn’t been a part of our lives for the past few months.  It’s been hard on my heart but great for my waistline.

I’ve been wanting pasta so hard and decided that I needed to treat myself and just make some already.  BUT, instead of going for some heavy, rich, creamy alfredo sauce, I thought it would be fun to try to make a creamy cauliflower alfredo – something I had heard about but had never tried.  I was a little skeptical because how good can a cauliflower alfredo sauce really be?  But I was so pleasantly surprised!  It was gooood!!!

I’ll definitely be adding this dish to the rotation a little more often so that I can get some pasta back in my life!

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Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo with Bacon

Ingredients

1 Box Barilla Gluten Free Penne
1 Head Cauliflower, Chopped into Florets
1 Cup Water
8-12 Slices of Bacon
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
1 Cup Peas
Salt and Red Pepper

Instructions

1. Begin boiling a pot of water for the pasta.  When water is at a rolling boil, add Barilla Gluten Free Penne.  Boil until al dente and drain.
2.  While boiling pasta, in another pot, combine cauliflower florets and cup of water.  Bring water to a simmer and add a lid, cooking for ten minutes.
3.  While pasta and cauliflower are cooking, grab a frying pan and cook up your bacon.
4.  When bacon is finished, chop into small pieces and set aside – saving the bacon grease.  Add peas and chopped onion to the bacon grease and cook until tender – about seven minutes.
5.  Put the steamed cauliflower, whatever liquid is still in the pot, and two tablespoons of olive oil in a blender and blend until creamy.
6.  Once everything is finished, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and season with salt and red pepper.
7.  Serve and enjoy!

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In order to make the whole dish gluten free, you need to make sure you get gluten free pasta – obviously!  I love Barilla Gluten Free pasta because they have a taste and texture that is very similar to “regular” pasta.  Barilla makes its gluten free pasta with non-GMO corn and rice!  SSSOOO GGGOOODDD!!!  I love the price I got mine for at Safeway but I have an even better deal for you…  You can get a coupon for some pasta of your own here!!!

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Your Turn:
Have you ever made an alfredo sauce with cauliflower?
Would you try out Barilla’s gluten free pasta?

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