Recipe: Cauliflower pasta with aromatic herbs

Pasta with aromatic herbs
March 06, 2011

Aromatic MixtureI seasoned this winter pasta recipe with the herbs mixture described in the post Mediterranean Aromatic Mixture: red chili, rosemary, sage, oregano, marjoram. I will prepare this mixture again this summer.

Cauliflower pasta with aromatic herbs

Cauliflower pasta with aromatic herbs

700g cauliflower
160g sedani rigati or other short pasta
6 anchovy fillets
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
125g mozzarella
30g cream cheese
1 tbsp mixed aromatic herbs
3 tbsp olive oil

Cut the cauliflower into pieces and cook in salted boiling water until it is very tender. Drain and keep aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet, melt the anchovy fillets and add the cauliflower. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring frequently.
Meanwhile cook the pasta normally in boiling salted water.
Add the Parmesan and mozzarella cut into pieces in the skillet and stir until the sauce becomes creamy. Add cream cheese and remove from heat.
Drain well the pasta and season with the cauliflower sauce. Sprinkle with aromatic herbs and serve immediately.

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Author: Ruth (URL)

The pasta looks so creamy and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. As for the herb mixture... are the herbs dried before combining the mixture? I m assuming that there are equal amounts of herbs... is that the case?

Author: Graziana

Hi Ruth, I dried herbs before combining the mixture. There are approximately equal amounts of herbs, but I don t have the real doses. I will prepare the mixture again this summer and post the recipe here.

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