Pasta With Bacon and Cauliflower

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Pasta WIth Bacon and Cauliflower Recipe
Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Yield:
4 serves

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces spaghetti (3/4 box)

  • 6 slices bacon

  • cup fresh sage leaves

  • 1 small head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into small florets

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • ¾ 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
12g Fat
68g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 737mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 26g
Calcium 347mg 27%
Iron 3mg 17%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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