Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Creamy” pesto pasta with veggies

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The cruel joke about the bootcamp that boyfriend and I are doing is that we come home starving after every session. Today I really wanted pasta, and when it comes to food, I make the decisions. I bought pesto the other day but was craving a creamy sauce. I saw a recipe for cauliflower Alfredo sauce the other day and it occurred to me that I could mix the two. Also I went overboard with the veggies, but they all looked so good.

Here’s a preview of the ingredients:

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Here’s what I used:
– 1 head of cauliflower, trimmed to florets (just take off the bottom leaves and cut it small)
– 1 zucchini
– 1 tomato
– 1 red pepper
– mushrooms
– spinach
– 2 cloves garlic
1 jar of pesto sauce
– pasta

For the Alfredo sauce: (read the link above for the actual recipe)
Mince the garlic and put in a frying pan with some oil
Heat it up
Add cauliflower and 1 cup water
Bring to a boil, then turn to simmer, cover, and cook for 8-10 minutes
When cooked, pour everything into a blender and purée.
Then pour in the jar of pesto (or less if you feel like kissing later. If everyone eats pesto, everyone can kiss though).
that got weird for a minute, I promise not to do it again

Chop up all the veggies and cook at medium for about 10 minutes.

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Don’t forget to cook pasta. Serve however you like. I combined the sauce with the veggies before putting on top of the pasta, which was sort of a mistake because there’s a lot of sauce. But I didn’t complain.

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I feel like I only post pasta recipes, so I going to remember to post something next week that is not pasta.