Cauliflower Italian style....tender and sweet

Cauliflower Italian style....tender and sweet

Mama's Cauliflower


1 head fresh cauliflower, cleaned and cut into pieces or 16 oz bag of frozen cauliflower

4 fresh ripe tomatoes or 15 oz can of chopped tomatoes with juice

Fresh basil or parsley as much as you prefer

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh garlic (about 4 cloves) sliced


In large fry pan, add 2 TBS olive oil. Add chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper and saute on medium heat till tomatoes are soft.

Add the cauliflower to the simmering tomatoes. (If using fresh cauliflower, steam in microwave until it is tender).

If using frozen, add directly to the simmering tomatoes. 

Add basil or parsley. Let simmer for approximately 20 minutes or preferred doneness. (I like my vegetables fork tender.)

Serve as side dish. I am serving with chicken and mashed potatoes.

Sprinkle parmesan cheese. Yummy

Note: My mom would make this with ziti, and sprinkled grated cheese.