September 3rd, 2010
By LeeAnne Wright
"My three-year-old loved helping mix the sauce into the pasta. My one-year-old gobbled it up. The “hidden' cauliflower is great for picky eaters who don't like vegetables but love pasta!" Sarah Bince, mom of molly, 3, and Charlotte, 1, Caledon East, Ont.
1 Preheat oven to 350 F.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove cauliflower and add to a food processor or blender.
Return pot to boil, and cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, mix remaining ingredients together with cauliflower.
Drain pasta, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water, and return pasta to pot. Add the sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens. (If pasta looks dry, add some of the pasta water back in.)
Pour pasta into a greased baking dish (11x17-inch works well). Top with bread crumbs and spray lightly with oil for an extra-crispy topping. Bake for 15 minutes until topping is crisp and brown.
299 calories, 5 g fat, 61 mg calcium, 927 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 18 g protein. Excellent source of folate, thiamine, niacin, potassium, selenium, manganese, phosphorus, and vitamins B2, B6 and B12. Good source of iron, magnesium and vitamin C.