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Green Goddess Protein Pasta Sauce

An easy wya to get soooo much protein but also eat pasta :)



Recipe: Makes 2 cups sauce


Ingredients:


2 cups defrosted shelled edamame

1/2 tsp garlic paste

1/4 cup no salt added cottage cheese (if using regular cottage cheese, omit the garlic salt)

1/2 of an avocado

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

3 ounces Neufchâtel cheese or 1/3 less fat cream cheese

1/2 cup mac and cheese blend shredded cheese

Juice of 1/2 lemon

3/4 tsp garlic salt

1 pint cherry tomatoes - sliced in half (optional)

12 oz of a protein pasta like chickpea (you can also use regular pasta) 

Parmesan cheese topping! Non-negotiable :)


Directions:


1) Blend all ingredients, besides the tomatoes and pasta, in a blender and set aside for later.


2) Cook pasta to instructions.


3) Using a large pan, turn heat to medium, add tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until starting to cook and look wrinkly. Add pasta and sauce and cook until the sauce is heated through. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese!

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