You'll barely notice the cauliflower in this comforting skillet pasta--it's pureed and mixed into the creamy cheese sauce.

Lauren Grant
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018




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  • Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add water to just below the basket and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower to the basket; cover, reduce heat to medium and steam until very tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta for 2 minutes less than the package directions. Drain the pasta and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor or blender. Add milk, chipotle and adobo sauce; puree until smooth.

  • Dry the large saucepan. Add oil and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and transparent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until lightly wilted, 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, carefully add the cauliflower mixture and stir to combine. Stir in salt and mustard. Gradually whisk in Cheddar and mozzarella just until smooth, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and gently stir to combine. Garnish with pepper and paprika, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

447 calories; protein 24.8g 50% DV; carbohydrates 57.4g 19% DV; dietary fiber 8.5g 34% DV; sugars 6.2g; fat 15.1g 23% DV; saturated fat 6g 30% DV; cholesterol 31.8mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 3160.7IU 63% DV; vitamin c 40.4mg 67% DV; folate 139mcg 35% DV; calcium 470.3mg 47% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 135.9mg 49% DV; potassium 652.7mg 18% DV; sodium 601mg 24% DV.