Penne Pasta Recipe In Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

The Penne Pasta Recipe In Creamy Cauliflower Sauce is delicious and healthy pasta recipe that is prepared with a cauliflower sauce and tossed along with penne pasta, charred zucchini and toasted walnuts. Serve this pasta dish to your kids and family they will absolutely love it.

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Penne Pasta Recipe In Creamy Cauliflower Sauce
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Penne Pasta In A Cauliflower Sauce is a comforting pasta dish made with a healthy cauliflower sauce that has been roasted and blended with milk to give it a rich consistency as that of a traditional bechamel sauce.

The pasta is then tossed with roasted zucchini and some toasted walnuts to lift up the healthy factor in the dish.  The recipe has a unique variation to the normal pasta that is being prepared worldwide as the cauliflower gives a very nutty and earthy flavour to the dish as a whole. 

Serve the Penne Pasta Recipe In A Cauliflower Sauce along with a Homemade Focaccia bread and Cream Of Mushroom & Spring Onion Soup Recipe for a wholesome dinner.

If you are looking for more pasta recipes here are some of our favourites :

  1. Penne Pasta Arrabiata Recipe/ Spicy Pasta in Red Sauce
  2. Delmonte Beetballs Pasta Recipe
  3. Spaghetti Pasta Alla Puttanesca Recipe

Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

55 M


4 Servings


  • 300 grams Durum Wheat Penne Pasta
  • 1 Green zucchini , cut into diamonds
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons Walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • For the Cauliflower Sauce 
  • 1 Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into small florets
  • 300 ml Milk
  • Salt , to taste 
  • Black pepper powder , for seasoning 
  • Oil , for cooking 

How to make Penne Pasta Recipe In Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

  1. To begin making the Penne Pasta Recipe In Creamy Cauliflower Sauce, first prep all the ingredient.

  2. Cut the cauliflower into small sized florets and soaking them in boiling hot water in order to remove any worms.

  3. Later wash the florets thoroughly, drain them and keep it aside.

  4. Heat a shallow frying pan with some oil, add in the garlic, cauliflower florets, sprinkle some salt and saute till it is roasted and has a charred look. 

  5. Once the cauliflower is roasted, set it aside to cool. Once cooled, blend it in a hand blender with milk to a fine smooth paste. Keep the roasted cauliflower pasta sauce aside.

  6. Check for the seasoning as well. Your Roasted Cauliflower Sauce for the pasta is ready 

  7. *To cook the Pasta

  8. In a large pot, add water and bring it to a boil. Once the water has boiled, add a teaspoon of salt.

  9. Add the Penne pasta to the boiling water and allow it to cook the boiling water until it is cooked to al dente. This process should take a good 12-15 minutes.

  10. Once the penne pasta has cooked, drain the water and run the cooked pasta under running water to stop the cooking process. Drizzle some oil on top of pasta and make sure to coat all of the pasta with the oil.

  11. The final step is to make the Penne Pasta Recipe In Creamy Cauliflower Sauce.

  12. In a pan toast the walnuts until crips and keep aside.

  13. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and zucchini. Roast the zucchini until it is well roasted. 

  14. Once the zucchini is roasted, add the cauliflower sauce, the cooked penne pasta, chilli flakes and oregano. 

  15. If the pasta is too thick you can add a ladle of the strained pasta water or milk to make the sauce thin and adjust according to your consistency. 

  16. Let the Penne Pasta In Creamy Cauliflower Sauce simmer for a few minutes until the sauce gets well coated in the pasta. Once done, turn off the heat, check the salt and spices and adjust according to taste.

  17. Transfer the pasta to serving bowls, sprinkle the walnuts and serve hot.

  18. Serve the Penne Pasta Recipe In A Cauliflower Sauce along with a Homemade Focaccia bread and Cream Of Mushroom & Spring Onion Soup Recipe for a wholesome dinner.