Creamy Fettuccine Miso Alfredo

Chocolates the night before and now alfredo? Oh dear. Whoever said that being vegan can't be rich, delicious, and utterly indulging is obviously a dolt. Luckily for my waistline, this alfredo has a super secret ingredient...cauliflower! Okay, maybe it's not so super secret as it's all the rage right now I guess. I've tried a few different cauliflower alfredos but I didn't really enjoy them. Until now!

Produce On Parade - Creamy Fettuccine Miso Alfredo This one is not to be missed. This lighted up alfredo is salty and sweet from the miso, nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy flavor and cashews lend a thick, luxurious feel. Also, cilantro with creamy alfredo is the best thing ever. 

Creamy Fettuccine Miso Alfredo 

Serves 6

  • Pasta:
  • 16 oz. dry fettuccine pasta
  • Cauliflower:
  • 2 cups cauliflower (250 grams raw), florets only
  • Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup of pasta water
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. miso paste
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, large flake
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • grating of fresh nutmeg
  • Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped for garnish

Note: If you want a super, duper creamy pasta, use only 8 oz. of pasta. 

Bring a large salted pot of water to boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package, until al dente. Drain, but reserve 1/4 cup of water and set aside.

Produce On Parade - Creamy Fettuccine Miso Alfredo While the pasta is cooking, cut off about 2 cups of cauliflower florets (about 250 grams). Place in a steamer with about 1 inch of water and steam for about 20 minutes or until tender. 

Produce On Parade - Creamy Fettuccine Miso Alfredo Meanwhile add all the sauce ingredients to a blender, but wait to blend. 

Produce On Parade - Creamy Fettuccine Miso Alfredo When the cauliflower is done steaming, add it to the blender as well. If the pasta is still cooking, steal 1/4 cup of the pasta water and add it to the blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Produce On Parade - Creamy Fettuccine Miso Alfredo Add the sauce to the cooked pasta and top with chopped cilantro. 

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