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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kiddie Alfredo Redux

Big A has requested this dish so many times that I have refined it quite a bit. Here are two versions, the second one is a sneaky way to get some veggies in your kids. Ironically, Little A loved it but Big A would have no part of it. But the joke was on me - she saw the bag of cauliflower and asked for some on the side. Before I knew it, she and Little A had gobbled down about 2/3 of a pound of cauliflower! I think because it was frozen cauliflower they liked the fact that it was so soft and mushy.

1/2 lb whole grain linguine, broken into 1 inch pieces
3/4 cup light cream cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup milk
2 cloves garlic, minced
OPTIONAL ADD IN: 2 cups frozen cauliflower, steamed and pureed (to make about I cup puree)

Cook and drain pasta and place back on stove with burner off (if using gas stove) or turned to low (if using electric). Add all other ingredients and stir until creamy.