Not only is this meal gluten-free by using healthy spaghetti squash in place of traditional pasta, but it also replaces traditional alfredo sauce with a smooth, creamy and flavorful alfredo-style sauce made with cauliflower.

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Spaghetti Squash With Basil and Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce [Vegan]

Ingredients

For the Dish:

  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 5 garlic cloves, freshly crushed
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt, or to taste
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste

For the Spaghetti Squash:

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1-2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
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Preparation

To Make the Spaghetti Squash Pasta:

  1. Prepare spaghetti squash by cutting the spaghetti squash in half.
  2. Scrape out all the seeds from the inside.
  3. Rub olive oil on the inside of the spaghetti squash.
  4. Bake face down at 350°F for approximately 45-50 minutes.
  5. Use a fork to scrape the inside of the squash out to use as "pasta."

To Make the Sauce:

  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets and boil in a large pot for about 15 minutes or until tender, then strain.
  2. Put the cauliflower, milk, nutritional yeast, pink Himalayan salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic in a high-speed and blend until smooth and creamy.

To Make the Vegetables:

  1. Dice the red bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
  2. In a saucepan, saute the red bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms until they are tender.
  3. Combine the vegetables, spaghetti squash pasta, and cauliflower alfredo sauce.
  4. Toss with fresh chopped basil right before serving.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 626 | Total Carbs: 69 g | Total Fat: 26 g | Total Protein: 27 g | Total Sodium: 1652 g | Total Sugar: 24 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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