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Roasted Cauliflower Pasta Toss

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Replacing the traditional heavy cream with lower fat sour cream allows us to make an indulgent, creamy pasta under 500 calories per serving. This meatless dish is easy enough for a weeknight meal or elegant enough for company."
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1 h servings 479
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Trim cauliflower and separate into small florets. Toss cauliflower with melted butter, garlic and half each salt and pepper. Spread on a parchment paper-lined, rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and browned.
  3. Transfer 1 cup (250 mL) cauliflower to a food processor. Add sour cream, Parmesan cheese and remaining salt and pepper; pulse until smooth.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water. Reserve 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cooking water before draining.
  5. Toss hot cooked pasta with sour cream mixture, remaining roasted cauliflower, sun-dried tomatoes and basil; add enough reserved pasta water to make pasta moist and saucy. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese at the table.


  • Tips:
  • Replace the Gay Lea Gold with Gay Lea Regular Sour Cream.
  • The cauliflower and cream sauce mixture can be prepared ahead and rewarmed to toss with hot pasta.
  • For extra flavour and crunch, top the pasta with crispy prosciutto. Lay 2 slices of prosciutto out on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet; add to the oven during the last 10 minutes of roasting. Cool completely and crumble.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 479 calories; 14 71 19 40 511 Full nutrition

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I made this great dish! I substituted the sour cream for greek yogurt and added basil sausage, and roasted zucchini and mushrooms! It was to die for!

It needs a little more of something. Just a bit bland.

This is a great recipe. While I am rating it as a 5-star, I admit that I modified it. Hopefully, I reduced the calories; I certainly reduced the prep time. I did not use butter or oil--only t...