Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PastaPerfection #CollectiveBias. This Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo comes together in 30 minutes and is packed with veggies. The garlic cauliflower Alfredo sauce is completely gluten free and vegan and the best part – made without any heavy cream.

A pottery plate, full with Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta with cauliflower Alfredo Sauce. Blue Barila box on the side.

 

Looking for completely vegan dish? Just substitute the parmesan cheese in this Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Recipe with vegan cheese or leave it out.

A close up photo of a bowl full with Barilla Gluten Free Pasta with cauliflower Alfredo sauce. Topped with fresh basil. tomatoes and peas.

I’ve always followed a balanced diet and I love vegetables. Cauliflower is at the top of my favorite vegetables. Even though I love it raw, it is perfect for creamy soups, gluten free, low carb pizza crusts, and also cauliflower Alfredo sauce. I’ve made cauliflower Alfredo many times in the past, but I seem to make it a lot more often lately. One reason why is that my son loves pasta and he is extremely happy when I serve it with cauliflower Alfredo. I love it, too!

In this Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe, I used my homemade cauliflower Alfredo sauce, Barilla Gluten Free Penne pasta, cooked sweet peas, grape tomatoes and grated parmesan cheese.

Blue box with Barilla Gluten Free Penne pasta. Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe and ingredients for the sauce.

But besides the healthier low carb cauliflower Alfredo sauce, this recipe is made with another “better for you” ingredient: Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta. If you follow a gluten free diet, this product is worth trying. It does have a taste and texture similar to “regular” pasta. It is also made with non-GMO corn and rice.

A cast iron pot with gluten free penne pasta and cauliflower sauce. Blue box with Barilla Gluten Free Penne pasta. Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe.

I’m a huge fan of Barilla pasta and when I saw the gluten free products that they had to offer, I had to get them. I bought this Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta at my local Jewel Osco store, it is located at the pasta aisle there.

Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe. A brown pottery plate with pasta, topped with fresh basil and sweet peas. Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe/

Besides the Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta, the also are Barilla Gluten Free Spaghetti and Barilla Gluten Free Lasagna available.

I have great news for you! You can now get a coupon for Barilla Gluten Free Pasta Here.

For more recipes and inspiration, visit the Barilla Gluten Free page.

A pasta bowl with penne, made with cauliflower garlic sauce. Wooden fork on the side. Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe.

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A close up photo of a bowl full with Barilla Gluten Free Pasta with cauliflower Alfredo sauce. Topped with fresh basil. tomatoes and peas.
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Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe - quick and simple to make, light and gluten free, vegetarian pasta dinner.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 359 kcal
Ingredients
For the cauliflower Alfredo sauce:
  • 1 head cauliflower or about 5 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/2 cup dairy free milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Other:
  • 8 oz Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta cooked according to the directions on the box
  • 2/3 cup cooked sweet peas can use canned
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes cut into halves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or use vegan cheese instead
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil for garnishing
Instructions
For the cauliflower Alfredo sauce:
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add about 1/4 tsp salt. Add cauliflower and cook for 10 minutes, until tender.

  2. In the mean time, heat oil in a small skillet. Add garlic and cook on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Cook until golden, but don't burn. Remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl.

  3. When the cauliflower is cooked and tender, drain, reserving about 1 cup of the liquid. Place in a blender.

  4. Add salt, pepper and milk. Blend until smooth. Check the consistency and if it appears too thick, add some from the reserved liquid, to make it thinner.

For the pasta:
  1. While you are boiling the cauliflower, start cooking the Barilla Gluten Free Penne Pasta, according to the directions on the box.

To assemble:
  1. Pour about 2/3 of the sauce over the pasta. Add the cooked peas and grape tomatoes. Top with cheese. Add more sauce, according to your taste. Top with some ground black pepper and basil. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Potassium 712mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 91.3%
Calcium 22.6%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Penne Pasta With Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe - quick and simple to make, light and gluten free, vegetarian pasta dinner.