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Spinach Pasta With Cauliflower Cheddar Sauce

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  Cauliflower head 1 Small
  Spinach fettuccine 3⁄4 Pound
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or crushed through a press
  Flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated sharp cheddar cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dijon mustard 3 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2 Meanwhile, cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces.
3 Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions. Add the cauliflower to the pasta water 5 minutes before the pasta is done.
4 Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
5 Stirring constantly, add the flour and cook until the flour absorbs all the butter. Then slowly pour in the chicken broth and stir until smooth.
6 Blend in the milk, Cheddar, mustard and pepper, and stiruntil the cheese is melted.
7 Drain the pasta and cauliflower and toss them with the cheese sauce.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3094 Calories from Fat 1106

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 140 g215.2%

Saturated Fat 75.4 g376.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 390.8 mg130.3%

Sodium 2140.6 mg89.2%

Total Carbohydrates 340 g113.3%

Dietary Fiber 35.4 g141.5%

Sugars 32.5 g

Protein 126 g252%

Vitamin A 92.1% Vitamin C 449.8%

Calcium 215.9% Iron 26.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spinach Pasta With Cauliflower Cheddar Sauce Recipe