When we were kids, our absolute favorite dinner was “crab and noodles” we would ask for it EVERY birthday dinner! We would get to eat it on this big gold plate. My parents would buy the boxed noodles and alfredo sauce, and add imitation crab and frozen petite peas. As an adult I laugh at how much we seriously loved this dish. But, I still like it.
Of course, now I make a healthier version. I love how cauliflower is now used to make everything, from pizza crust to mashed potatoes, and yes…alfredo. I discovered this on Pinterest, adjusted it some to fit my personal tastes. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! I mean, you get the flavor of creamy, fattening alfredo with a veggie (albiet a starchy one), and you get to enjoy it without remorse.
Try serving it with a wholewheat pasta to amp up the health in this recipe!
Cauliflower Alfredo Crab and NoodlesPrint Pin Rate
- 1 lb. uncooked fettuccine noodles
- 2 large heads cauliflower
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 3 tbs minced garlic
- 1 1/2 tbs butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pinch of fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/2 olive oil
- 1/4 c heavy cream or substitute half and half, or whole milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 package imitation crab meat
- 2 cups frozen petite peas
- Bring vegetable broth to a boil
- Add chopped cauliflower to boiling vegetable broth
- Cook at least 15 mins until cauliflower is soft
- While cauliflower is cooking saute garlic in melted butter.
- Cook noodles according to package, reserve one cup of water from noodles for sauce.
- Put cauliflower and some of broth into blender, as well as sauteed garlic.
- Blend until smooth, add more water or broth as needed. Near end, add in olive oil.
- Add in salt and pepper and blend a few more minutes.
- Add back into pan garlic was sauteed in.
- Add cream and water, to desired thickness, mix in bite sized pieces of imitation crab, stir in frozen peas.
- Cook until peas are heated through
- Mix in cooked noodles.
- Serve hot
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