Friday, September 21, 2012

Baked Cauliflower Ziti

Cauliflower has not always been my favorite vegetable.  But over the past year it has grown on my.  My sister was feeding this casserole to her baby as baby food and I was coveting it.  She shared the recipe and we have been making it a lot.
 I love that this casserole is vegetable based and contain NO cream of chicken soup.  It is very easy to put together and it is delicious. 

Baked Cauliflower Pasta

1 ½ cups Freeze Dried Cauliflower, if using fresh I use an entire head and pan roast it.
½ cup Freeze Dried Sausage, if using fresh use 2-4 cooked links with casing removed
1 tablespoon garlic
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can petite diced tomatoes, don’t drain
2 cups pasta, elbow, ziti, or other small tube pasta
1 cup or more, Mozzarella Cheese, grated.

1.     Bring a large Dutch oven, or other oven safe pot, of water (6-8 cups) to a boil.  Add pasta, freeze dried cauliflower, and sausage. Cook until pasta is chalky but almost tender.  Drain.  Return to the pan.  
2.     Add remaining ingredients, mix well.  Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees. 


  1. Your recipe for califlower looks good, I'll have to give it a try!

  2. I've heard good things about cauliflower with pasta so many times. It's not one of my favorites either, but maybe I'll just have to try this recipe!

  3. This looks delicious! I have broccoli on hand so I may sub that and make this.

  4. This looks so good. Mine will be without meat and veggie cheese but I always need a new recipe. And I tried roasted cauliflower for the first time just over a year ago and loved it-- had only tried it a couple of times before as mock cream potatoes(?) and boiled. But, roasted with parmesan--yum. Thanks for a new meal for my family. Jessica

  5. Hello, Great site. Would love to win the over. That looks so cool.

  6. Where do you get freeze dried cauliflower?

  7. this sounds wonderful! I love shelf reliance stuff.

  8. With 8 kids this looks like something we would all enjoy !!!! MMMM !
    Mary Lucero