• Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


This sounds odd, but it is DELICIOUS! And easy.

When we gave a shower for my son and beautiful daughter-in-law, we gathered recipes from members of the Hans, Keating, Kenny, Stein and Studer families. Since the recipes came to me first, I was able to copy them all before passing them along. This is from Aunt Colleen, an old friend from high school and now my sister-in-law.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2T butter
  • 1 med. head cauliflower (cut into pieces)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 t basil
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 2 cups mixed cheddar and parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. pasta (shells or bow ties work well)


  • Heat 2Tolive oil in large deep skillet.
  • Add garlic, bay leaf and basil. Saute about a minute.
  • Add cauliflower.
  • Saute until cauliflower is tender. Add 1/2 cup water to steam it along.
  • When cauliflower is tender, add tomato puree.
  • Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Cook pasta according to directions, drain and toss with remaining olive oil and butter and half the cheese.
  • Spread onto platter and cover with cauliflower sauce.
  • Toss with remaining cheese.
  • Serve immediately.

Categories: Vegetable  Vegetarian 
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