Creamy Cauliflower Pesto Pasta

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Prep Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Pastas
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 720.67 kcal

Equipment

  • Stove
  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 3 1/2 cups cauliflower florets fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cubes vegetable bouillon *see our Homemade Bouillon recipe link
  • 3 cups rotini pasta Tinkyada Brand
  • 1/2 cup soy milk unsweetened, original
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup basil fresh
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper fresh cracked
  • 2/3 cup broccoli chopped
  • 2/3 cup carrots diced
  • 2/3 cup zucchini chopped small pieces
  • 2/3 cup green beans chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat with the water and the vegetable bouillon cubes. Add in the cauliflower and simmer about 10 minutes. While the cauliflower is cooking, start heating water for the pasta.
  • Cook the pasta as directed on the package for the amount. Six minutes before the end of the cook time add in the Italian mix to heat through. Once done; drain and set to the side for later.
  • Carefully add the cauliflower and broth into a food processor along with the soy milk, nutritional yeast and basil. Blend until pureed then add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the sauce, pasta and veggies back into the large pot and heat over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

*Italian Veggie Mix (broccoli florets, carrots, zucchini, Italian flat green beans)

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cauliflower Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 720.67 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.99g11%
Saturated Fat 1.62g10%
Sodium 375.83mg16%
Potassium 878.1mg25%
Carbohydrates 145.19g48%
Fiber 10.37g43%
Sugar 5.28g6%
Protein 19.38g39%
Vitamin A 6494.8IU130%
Vitamin B1 1.87mg125%
Vitamin B2 2.05mg121%
Vitamin B3 19.3mg97%
Vitamin B5 0.82mg8%
Vitamin B6 2.26mg113%
Vitamin B12 8.45µg141%
Vitamin C 54.57mg66%
Vitamin E 0.47mg3%
Vitamin K 57.85µg55%
Calcium 107.97mg11%
Copper 0.07mg4%
Folate 83.04µg21%
Iron 3.64mg20%
Manganese 0.44mg22%
Magnesium 38.46mg10%
Phosphorus 79.29mg8%
Selenium 1.64µg2%
Zinc 0.63mg4%
Ess-Methionine 35.82mg
Ess-Tryptophan 32.18mg
Ess-Threonine 166.74mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 114.41mg
Ess-Arginine 144.98mg
Ess-Lysine 279.62mg
Ess-Leucine 186.46mg
Ess-Isoleucine 124.77mg
Ess-Histidine 83.27mg
Ess-Valine 181.42mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source usda.gov.

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