Potluck Ideas: Healthy “Alfredo” Pasta

I love potlucks. They’re so exciting and you almost always try something new. Deciding what to bring to a potluck isn’t always easy. So from now on I’m going to blog about the things I bring to potlucks in hopes of creating some inspiration for your own dishes.

I was in a rush yesterday and had to squeeze in a quick recipe after work. I decided to make this baked pasta dish with fake alfredo sauce. It tastes pretty creamy like alfredo sauce but is made out of only beans! Super healthy and delicious. I topped off the pasta with some simple veggies and nutritional yeast. The whole thing took me less than 30 minutes. I eyeballed all the ingredients so I don’t have exact measures but this kind of recipe doesn’t need exact measurements. Hope you give it a try!

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IngredientsΒ 

  • 1 package of pasta
  • 1 large carrot or 2 medium carrots
  • 1 can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast, and more to top
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • greens to top (I used baby spinach and arugula)

 

Step 1: Boil a package of pasta. I used whole wheat fusilli. Move on to the next steps while you’re waiting for the pasta to boil, just check the pasta once in a while. When the pasta is done, drain and pour the pasta into a oven-sage dish.

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Step 2: Peel and spiralize a large carrot.

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Step 3: Heat a bit on water on a pan to “saute” the carrots. Stir on high heat until the carrots are softened and have some colour.

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Step 4: Meanwhile, blend the “alfredo” sauce. To a blender add white kidney beans, salt, pepper, oregano, nutritional yeast and flour. Add water until the beans are covered.

Step 5: Assemble. Spread a layer of carrots over the pasta. Then pour your alfredo sauce on top. Add a layer of greens and sprinkle on some nutritional yeast.

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Optional: once you get to the potluck, bake for 5-10 minutes at 350-375C just to warm it up.

Aaand you’re done! Enjoy!

Lizzy

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