Roasted Tomato and Cauliflower Pasta Bake

4 servings

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 35 min

Pop the vegetables in the oven to roast while you cook the pasta, then stir it all together with zippy Asiago cheese and you’ve got a pasta dish that’s sure to become a new favourite. Serve a leafy green salad on the side.


1 tbsp Butter 15 mL
1 tbsp Olive oil 15 mL
4 cups Cauliflower florets (about 2/3 medium head) 1 L
3 cups Grape tomatoes 750 mL
Cloves garlic minced  
1/2 tsp Dried rosemary or basil 2 mL
1/2 tsp Salt 2 mL
1/2 tsp Pepper 2 mL
1/4 tsp Smoked paprika (optional) 1 mL
2 tbsp Red or white wine vinegar 30 mL
8 oz Whole wheat rotini or fusilli pasta 250 g
1 cup Shredded Asiago or Provolone cheese 250 mL


Step 1
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

Step 2
Place butter and oil in a 13- by 9-inch (33 by 23 cm) glass baking dish. Heat in oven for 3 minutes or until butter is melted.

Step 3
Add cauliflower, tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, smoked paprika (if using) and vinegar to baking dish and toss to evenly coat. Roast in oven for about 25 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and browned and tomatoes have split, stirring once.

Step 4
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, until a dente (tender but firm). Drain well, reserving 1/4 cup (60 mL) of cooking water.

Step 5
Stir pasta into vegetables in baking dish, mashing tomatoes slightly to release juice. Add reserved cooking water, a little at a time, to moisten pasta as desired. Stir in half of the cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.


For more protein, serve with seared shrimp or scallops, broiled fish or chicken.
When cutting up the cauliflower florets, cut the remaining head, too, and store with a small amount of water in an airtight container in the refrigerator to have on hand for nibbling.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 440 kcal
Fat / Lipides 16 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 565 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 58 g
Fiber / Fibres 9 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 21 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer