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This Vegan Alfredo with Broccoli is made with a healthy cauliflower sauce, roasted broccoli, and whole wheat penne pasta! Cozy, healthy food at it's finest! showmetheyummy.com #pasta #vegan
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Vegan Alfredo with Broccoli

This Vegan Alfredo with Broccoli is made with a healthy cauliflower sauce, roasted broccoli, and whole wheat penne pasta! Cozy, healthy food at it's finest!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta - Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, roasted broccoli, vegan
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

Roasted Broccoli

  • 4 cups broccoli florets loosely measured, about 10 oz
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasonings

Alfredo Sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice less if you don't want a dominant lemon flavor
  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into florets, about 2 heaping cups
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pasta

  • 1 (12 oz) box whole wheat pasta

Instructions

Roasted Broccoli

  • Preheat oven to 450°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat.
  • On the baking sheet, combine broccoli, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, Italian seasoning, and a pinch of salt, and toss to combine. Spread the broccoli in a single layer.
  • Roast broccoli, stirring halfway through, for 15 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender and beginning to lightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and set aside.

Alfredo Sauce

  • Heat a large saute pan over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Slowly whisk in almond milk, vegetable broth, and lemon juice and bring it to a simmer.
  • Once simmering, add in chopped cauliflower and season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer the cauliflower for about 7-10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is soft.
  • Remove from the heat and carefully pour the mixture into your high powdered blender.
  • Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Pasta/Assembly

  • Cook according to package directions.
  • Drain.
  • In the pan you cooked your cauliflower (or pasta) in, pour in pasta, roasted broccoli and half the sauce. Add more sauce if you like.*
  • Season again, if necessary, and serve immediately!

Notes

*The sauce does dry out as time goes by, which is why I made extra sauce for this recipe. Add more sauce as you see fit!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 104.9mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3.1mg