Rustic Cauliflower One Pot Pasta balances the inviting flavors of roasted garlic, scallions and rosemary with nutrient rich cauliflower and sweet peas. Combined with the options for advanced prep and one pot simplicity, you will definitely want to add this to your calendar for Monday Night Meals.
What are Monday Night Meals? I have developed many recipes for main dishes where I found myself thinking if I just do these couple of steps the day before, this would be a really quick and simple weeknight meal. So Monday Night Meals is the concept of advanced prep for the benefit of quick weeknight cooking. The term Monday Night Meals (versus Tuesday, or Wednesday, etc.) is based on the generalization that many are off on Sundays and would therefore have the flexibility in their schedule to do a couple of simple advanced prep tasks for Monday’s work night meal.
Night before option: Boil pasta, cool, place in a zip bag or storage container in the refrigerator. If you did not purchase cauliflower pre-cut into florets, do this the night before and store in the refrigerator as well. The next day, before beginning to prepare the meal, remove pasta from the refrigerator to allow it to return to room temperature.
Same day option: Cook pasta in pan then remove and set aside and continue meal preparation according to recipe card.
Second pan option: If speed is a higher priority than the simplicity of using one pot, you can use a second pan to boil your pasta while you are preparing the remainder of the recipe according to the recipe card.
This dish is packed with nutrients. Peas are a great source of plant protein, vitamins A and C, magnesium and iron. To see all that the nutritional powerhouse cauliflower has to offer, check out my recipe for gluten-free and plant-based/vegan Cauliflower “Egg” Salad . If you love cauliflower as much as I do, check out all of my other gluten-free, vegan/plant-based cauliflower recipes.
Stay tuned for more Monday Night Meals!