Aunt Colleen's Cauliflower and Pasta
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4-6
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • 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)
  1. Heat 2Tolive oil in large deep skillet.
  2. Add garlic, bay leaf and basil. Saute about a minute.
  3. Add cauliflower.
  4. Saute until cauliflower is tender. Add 1/2 cup water to steam it along.
  5. When cauliflower is tender, add tomato puree.
  6. Simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Cook pasta according to directions, drain and toss with remaining olive oil and butter and half the cheese.
  8. Spread onto platter and cover with cauliflower sauce.
  9. Toss with remaining cheese.
  10. Serve immediately.
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.