Spicy Cauliflower and Tomato Pasta
Cauliflower has been so inexpensive all year.
I have made it every way possible.
This is a recipe that I make when I need a quick meatless meal.
4 cups cooked cauliflower, cut into small bite size pieces.
Three tablespoons olive oil
One small diced onion
4 cloves diced garlic
One 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
8 basil leaves
One cup parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
One cup cream
3 tablespoons capers with the brine
1/2 to one teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes depending on how spicy you want it.
One tablespoon butter
Cook the cauliflower and put it on the side.
Put the olive oil in a large skillet.
Add the onions and cook till soft.
Add the garlic and cook for three to four minutes.
Add all the tomatoes with the juice.
Bring to a boil and reduce the tomato juices slightly.
This takes about 8 minutes.
Add the basil, cream, cheese, pepper and capers and bring to a simmer.
Add the cauliflower and heat for another ten minutes.
Add the tablespoon of butter
Bring your pasta to a boil and drain then pour into the cauliflower.
I also made spiral butternut squash instead of the pasta and it was really good. See below:
Sprinkle liberally with extra good grated cheese.