Pureed cauliflower makes a delicious and creamy low-calorie sauce for pasta. Tossed with crispy bacon and convenient frozen peas, this is a healthy egg-free version of spaghetti carbonara.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, March 2018
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; discard the bacon fat. Bring 1 inch of water to boil in the same saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add cauliflower and garlic; cover and steam until very tender, 10 to 14 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring another large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain well. Return the pasta to the pot.

  • Transfer the cauliflower and garlic to a blender. Add milk, oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Add peas, Parmesan and the bacon; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

370.6 calories; protein 16.1g 32% DV; carbohydrates 53.6g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 9.4g 38% DV; sugars 7.1g; fat 12g 19% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 12.4mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 845.8IU 17% DV; vitamin c 3228mg 5380% DV; folate 83.4mcg 21% DV; calcium 159.2mg 16% DV; iron 2.9mg 16% DV; magnesium 107mg 38% DV; potassium 444.2mg 12% DV; sodium 426.5mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 42% DV.

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04/25/2019
whats not to like in bacon and pasta now with cauliflower this was so easy to make. took about 20 minutes tops i used a little extra parm. the fresh bright green peas was attractive.it was just fine Read More