Cauliflower Pasta Casserole

I promised a pasta recipe and there you go! You guys know I always stick to what I say…ok, almost always…

Anyway, I whipped up this pasta today for lunch in really no time and with very simple ingredients. Try this one soon.

Tonight I’ll be at the Chifan for Charity after party. ExpatCucina is one of the sponsors supporting this charity event. I hope we cam raise lots of money!

Back to the kitchen, let’s make this cauliflower pasta casserole, shall we?

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 cup cauliflower, diced
  • 130 g bow-tie pasta (or any short cut)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian herb mix
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or bechamel sauce)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Wash the cauliflower and place it on a baking tray, drizzle olive oil, sprinkle 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and the Italian herb mix

and bake at 180 C for about 40-50 min, or until cooked

Meanwhile cook the pasta according to package instructions

Dress it with about 3 tbsp of heavy cream, Parmesan cheese.


then add the roasted cauliflower

and  the shredded mozzarella. Give it a stir

Move the pasta into a casserole dish

add the remaining heavy cream

sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and bake at 200 C for about 10-15 min.

Remove from the oven

and serve

Don’t let it cool down, this is best eaten nice and warm


– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.