This Healthy Carbonara Pasta recipe is made with a lightened-up creamy garlic cauliflower cream sauce that feels as indulgent as it is good for you! (no eggs no cream)
Steam cauliflower florets for 10-12 minutes or until fork-tender. Remove from heat and let cool while pasta cooks.
Add frozen vegetables to the microwave-safe dish, cover, and microwave for 7-9 minutes until cooked through (stir halfway in between).
Drain pasta but save 1 cup of pasta water to use for the sauce (it will help thicken it). Add butter/garlic mix, Parmesan, salt, pepper, cauliflower, and ½ cup of pasta water to high powered blender or food processor (I used a Vitamix). Blend/process till smooth. (Use more pasta liquid if too thick).
Combine frozen vegetables, chopped bacon, pasta, and 1/2 of sauce (can use more if desired). *Store leftover sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for future use.