Pasta With Bacon and Cauliflower

Pasta WIth Bacon and Cauliflower Recipe
 Con Poulos
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preparation
30
minutes
cooking
30
minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

12
ounces
spaghetti (3/4 box)
6
slices bacon
1/3
cup
fresh sage leaves
1
small head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into small florets
kosher salt and black pepper
3/4
cup
grated pecorino (3 ounces)

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving ¾ cup of the cooking water, and return the pasta to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and crumble.
  3. Add the sage to the drippings in the skillet and cook over medium heat, turning once, until crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the bacon.
  4. Add the cauliflower, ¼ cup water, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper to the drippings in the skillet and cook, covered, for 2 minutes.
  5. Uncover and cook, tossing frequently, until golden and tender, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  6. Add the reserved pasta water and ½ cup pecorino to the pasta; toss until creamy. Add the cauliflower, sage, and bacon and toss. Sprinkle with remaining pecorino.
Kate Merker
March 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 489
  • Fat 12 g
  • Sat Fat 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol 26 mg
  • Sodium 737 mg
  • Protein 26 g
  • Carbohydrate 68 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Calcium 347 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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