What do you do when you realise that you’re absolutely starving but, when you look in the cupboards, you realise that you only have half a cauliflower to eat in your whole entire flat? Why, you mix it with some pasta and cheese and hope for the best, of course.
I’m not a particularly great cook, but sometimes I manage to accidentally create delicious things that I want to shout from the rooftops about. This is one of those times.
This uses four ingredients and a few flavours. It’s fairly cheap to make. It’s very tasty indeed. And it fills you right up — that plate was all I ate for my lunch and my dinner when I made this. It’s magic.
I think I should run out of ingredients more often.
Also, if you fancied you could fry some bacon until it’s crispy and stir through when you add the cauliflower back to the pan. That would be delicious.
- Half a large cauliflower
- 1 red onion
- 80g wholemeal pasta
- 80g reduced fat cheese
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 large sprig of rosemary
- Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Meanwhile, cook the cauliflower until soft
- Whilst the pasta and cauliflower are cooking, slice the onion and cook over a medium heat for five minutes. Add the crushed garlic and the chopped rosemary leaves
- Drain the cauliflower and put it back in the empty pan, along with the onions. Mash the cauliflower roughly with the back of the spoon, stirring to coat with the onions and spices
- Drain the pasta, reserving a ladle of the water. Add the pasta, cheese and a lot of salt and pepper to the cauliflower along with the ladle of the water. Stir well to make a sauce and serve