4.91 from 10 votes

Cauliflower Pasta Sauce

A hearty, rustic pasta dish, ready for the table in 30 minutes - serve with a good helping of fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta, pasta sauce, vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 382 kcal
Author Erren


  • 16 ounces frozen cauliflower
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pound small pasta
  • Plenty of Parmesan or pecorino romano cheese


  1. Brown the garlic in a large saucepan with the olive oil or fry. As soon as it starts to brown, add about a cup of the chicken stock so the garlic doesn't burn.

  2. Add cauliflower, basil, salt & pepper and then add just enough stock to cover the cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Once it comes to a rapid boil, lower the heat to medium heat and let simmer for 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft enough to mash with a potato masher.
  3. If it seems too thick add a bit more stock little by little until it’s the desired consistency.
  4. Serve over pasta topped with grated Parmesan or pecorino romano.
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Pasta Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 344mg10%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.