Try this lighter version of your favorite fettuccine Alfredo pasta, using a super creamy and delicious cauliflower alfredo sauce for fewer calories and more sneaky veggies!
Craving a big bowl of pasta? Make this healthy Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccine with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce!
Sometimes, I just get a craving for a big fat pasta dish. Not with spiralized vegetable pasta, nor with an avocado pesto sauce.
Just a big fat bowl of gluten-full pasta with loads of cream, and lots of cheese too. I’m only human, you know.
Once in a while, a girl just needs her dose of delicious crap (pardon my French!). Pretty sure you can relate, am I right?!
However, when my true love-eating-healthy-and-feeling-great self comes back and still wants to eat a big fat bowl of comforting pasta, I make her this cauliflower alfredo pasta sauce. I mean, I make myself this.
Wait…what? Now, this is getting confusing.
Anyways! These skinny broccoli chicken fettuccine with cauliflower Alfredo sauce are the perfect compromise between nutritious + feel-good! Absolutely decadent with zero nutrients.
Instead of using a classic Italian Alfredo sauce – which, may I remind you, is made with butter, cream (lots of it) and parmesan – we’re swapping it with…cauliflower Alfredo sauce!
Have you heard of Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce before?
It’s this magical lil’ sauce made with cooked cauliflower, garlic, and parmesan. Sooo smooth and creamy, and pinky promise, it doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all.
This is coming from someone who doesn’t like the taste of cauliflower to begin with, so you can trust me (you do, right?).
Cauliflower Alfredo aka. cauliflower cheese sauce is basically a healthy creamy pasta sauce that you can use for anything you’d use a white sauce for.
You can have your cauliflower Alfredo with pasta, casseroles (like this skinny moussaka and this skinny chicken alfredo lasagna) and whatever your heart desires. Oh, I know you will like it.
This Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is a healthy twist on the Italian pasta classic!
In this healthy pasta dish, we’re making the recipe as we would traditionally, but instead of adding Alfredo sauce, we add our favorite cauliflower cheese sauce.
Thanks to that, you have a dinner that’s not only about a gazillion calories lighter (don’t quote me on that number though) but also has the added nutrition bonus of veggies you won’t taste.
Awesome benefits include dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese. And that’s without even considering the broccoli.
Now, can I get a big YAY and a promise you’ll make this Chicken and Broccoli Pasta with Cauliflower Alfredo soon? Enjoy! 🙂
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