Paleo-Alfredo

Paleo Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks & Bacon

Meatified’s Paleo Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks & Bacon is more complicated than most recipes posted here but it is well worth it. With bacon and leeks in the mix, this recipe looks like a can’t miss. Use a sprilazier if you have one and make the noodles yourself or feel free to use gluten free or regular noodles if you wish. Give it try and let us know how it goes!

 

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Serves: 4 servings
It is possible to make a dairy free “cream sauce”! This Paleo Alfredo is vegetable based but deliciously creamy, paired with caramelized leeks & bacon.
Ingredients
To cook the leeks:
  • 1 tbl coconut oil
  • 2 large leeks, washed and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • ⅛ cup chicken stock
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
To make the sauce:
For the noodles:
  • 2 large white sweet potatoes (or preferred vegetable)
To garnish:
  • 6 slices sugar free bacon
  • Handful green onions, chopped
Instructions
To cook the leeks:
  1. Over a low-medium heat, add the ghee or coconut oil to a large skillet. Add the leeks, stirring them through so that they are coated in the fat evenly, then turn the heat down to low. Cook until softened and beginning to caramelize at the edges, about 20 minutes. Add the chicken stock and lemon juice and cover the pan, cooking until completely tender, about 5 – 10 minutes.
To make the sauce:
  1. While the leeks are cooking, fill a saucepan ⅓ way full of water and bring to a boil. Add the chopped cauliflower and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the cauliflower and add to a blender, along with the chicken stock, coconut milk, salt and garlic powder. Puree until smooth and liquid.
  3. Once the leeks are cooked, stir them into the cauliflower Alfredo sauce. Set aside.
For the noodles:
  1. Use a spiralizer to make the sweet potatoes into noodles. Bring a pan of water to a boil. Add the spiralized sweet potato to the boiling water and cook until softened, but still al dente, about 4 – 5 minutes.
  2. Drain the sweet potato noodles.
To garnish and assemble:
  1. Cook the bacon until crisp. Allow to cool slightly and chop into small pieces.
  2. Slice the green onions.
  3. Add the sweet potato noodles to a large skillet, pour over the Alfredo sauce and leeks. Use tongs to stir the sauce through the noodles and make sure everything is coated evenly. If the sauce is too thick, add a splash or two of water.
  4. Simmer the noodles in the sauce until everything is warmed through.
  5. Pile the noodles and Alfredo sauce onto plates. Sprinkle with bacon pieces and green onion before serving.