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Roasted Cauliflower & Bacon Carbonara Recipe

 

My sister came over a few weeks ago and I cooked her this pasta. It was fantastic to have some company and someone to cook for.

This recipe is fairly simple. I wouldn’t call it a quick meal, but it doesn’t take long to make. If you are a bacon and pasta lover, this recipe combines the two very nicely.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces fettuccine (or pasta of choice)
  • 4 ounces bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) parmesan, grated
  • plenty of fresh cracked black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Toss the cauliflower in the oil, salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a preheated 400F oven until they start to caramelize, about 20-30 minutes, mixing half way through.
  2. Start cooking the pasta as directed on the package.
  3. Cook the bacon in a pan, pour off all but a tablespoon of the grease from the pan, add the garlic, cook for 30 second and turn off the heat.
  4. Mix the egg, cheese, pepper and salt and parsley in a bowl.
  5. Drain the cooked pasta reserving some of the water.
  6. Mix the pasta, egg mixture, and cauliflower into the pan with the bacon, adding reserved pasta water as needed.

Enjoy!

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