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Spaghetti Sauce with Cauliflower

Rated as 3.88 out of 5 Stars
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"Serve this sauce over your favorite pasta. This recipe goes back to the Great Depression. My large Italian family gathered in the kitchen and tried many ways to prepare Sunday dinner on a tight budget. My friends and family couldn't believe that there is no ground beef in this sauce. I bring it into work the next day and share. Co-workers love it."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 177
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan or soup pot, and cook the garlic, onion, and cauliflower, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is browned and tender, about 30 minutes. Pour in the basil, black pepper, and crushed tomatoes, and simmer until the sauce is thickened and the flavors have blended, about 30 more minutes.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 177 calories; 7.7 26.6 6 0 401 Full nutrition

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We often have a vegetarian meal a few nights a week, and I wanted to do something different with my cauliflower. I will make this again-I did however use bought pasta sauce with Italian seasonin...

Most helpful critical review

This was very difficult to rate. For creativity, definitely 5 stars. We all liked it and it is healthy too. But I don't think you can confuse it with a meat sauce. One reviewer suggested adding ...

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We often have a vegetarian meal a few nights a week, and I wanted to do something different with my cauliflower. I will make this again-I did however use bought pasta sauce with Italian seasonin...

i really like the texture the cauliflower gives this sauce. i added more herbs to suit my tastes because as written it wouldn't have been flavourful enough for me.

Good basic recipe. I added some Italian Seasoning, and a bit of brown sugar. I made a baked Spaghetti dinner with Mozzarella Cheese on top. YUM! Even the kids liked it!

I was looking for a recipe to make use of a head of cauliflower and found this. Incredibly simple and healthy. A great lighter sauce perfect for vegetarians. Per other peoples reviews I added mo...

This was very difficult to rate. For creativity, definitely 5 stars. We all liked it and it is healthy too. But I don't think you can confuse it with a meat sauce. One reviewer suggested adding ...

i belong to a veggie co-op and always get desperate at the end of the week to make room for the new pick-up. i tried this with a head of cauliflower, two giant fresh tomatoes diced a jar of pre...

Given the submitter's claims, I was expecting the cauliflower to add more interest and texture to this sauce than it actually did. Can you tell there is no ground beef? Absolutely! (but that's n...

I used this recipe as a base though only half of it. I used a California veggie mix, 1 large can of diced tomatoes and the remnants of a jar of basil pesto. I added meatballs to this and served ...

i cant give the full 5stars because i changed it a little. i tried to review earlier but the stars wouldnt show up so im reviewing it again. this is an AWESOME dish. so simple, healthy and delic...