Vegetarian Quorn and Broccoli Alfredo
This Vegetarian Quorn and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe never disappoints. It features all of the traditional ingredients of the classic recipe, such as heavy cream, butter, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Instead of chicken, this recipe uses Quorn Meatless Pieces. We love Quorn because it provides a savory, firm, and hearty protein source, without the meat. Pair it with a generous helping of broccoli, and you will find that this alfredo delivers incredibly rich flavor, without a lot of fuss.
Tip: To prevent curdling, remove half and half from refrigerator when starting this recipe so it is less cold when added to the hot ingredients.
- 1 package Quorn Meatless Pieces, cooked according to package
- 1 head fresh broccoli florets
- 2 T. water
- Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 c. butter
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and finely minced
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1¼ c. half & half
- ½ c. vegetable broth
- salt and pepper to taste,
- 1 c. vegetarian Parmesan cheese*, freshly grated
- I small bunch fresh parsley, chopped
- additional freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese*, to serve
Cook the fettuccine while preparing the sauce, so the noodles are still warm when ready to toss with the other ingredients.
Prepare broccoli by placing florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until crisp-tender. Cooking time will vary depending on individual microwave ovens, so test after 2 minutes and adjust cooking times accordingly. When finished, drain to remove excess water. Set aside.
Add garlic and butter to a saucepan and turn heat to medium. Sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes before adding cream cheese, half & half, and vegetable broth. Continue cooking while stirring constantly until cream cheese is completely melted.
Reduce heat to low and continue stirring for about 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Add Quorn, broccoli and cooked fettuccine noodles to a large serving bowl. Add the sauce to the bowl and gently toss until thoroughly combined. Top with chopped parsley and more freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
*Vegetarian Parmesan cheese brands that do not use animal rennet are 365 (Whole Foods), Caroselle, Dutch Farms, Frigo, Good & Gather (Shredded only) (Target), Grande Cheese Company, Haolam, Priano (ALDI), Kroger, Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Organic Valley, Reggano (ALDI), Sartori, Stella Cheese, Trader Joe's Grated Parmesan, Treasure Cave Cheese