Pasta With Bacon and Cauliflower

Pasta WIth Bacon and Cauliflower Recipe
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Ingredients

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.
By March, 2010

Nutritional Information

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

Quick Tip

Parmesan Cheese
For maximum freshness and a bolder flavor, buy hard cheeses, like Parmesan and Romano, in wedges and grate as needed.

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