A classic dish with a simple meat-free substitution. I'd never tried seitan before and although it tastes nothing like meat, I enjoyed it in this dish. I used a very simple alfredo recipe with a secret (well not really) ingredient to make it super creamy and rich :)
Does anyone eat seitan regularly? I would love some tips on how to incorporate it!!
Seitan & Broccoli Alfredo
Serves family of 7
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/2 package cream cheese ("secret" ingredient)
- 1/2 C parmesan cheese
- 2 C milk
- 2 C seitan chopped
- 1 16 oz package of frozen broccoli
- 24 oz rotini pasta (1 whole box)
- garlic powder to taste
- pinch of ground black pepper or to taste
- 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley (or fresh would be best)
- 1 handful of chopped fresh basil
Cook pasta according to box instructions. Drain and add seitan and frozen broccoli to thaw. Set aside.
In a saucepan, melt butter, then add flour. Stir until it forms a paste. Slowly add 1 cup of milk while continuously stirring. Add cream cheese and garlic powder. Sauce will rapidly start to thicken. Slowly thin out with 2nd cup of milk. Add parmesan and continue cooking until desired thickness. Take off from heat and add cracked black pepper.
Toss with pasta, seitan, and broccoli. Serve.