A fast weeknight pasta that doesn't skimp on flavor. The bucatini cooks in the what becomes the sauce (yes, a one-pot dinner!). The cauliflower is chopped fine, then mixed with capers and Parmesan, and cooks under the broiler atop the pasta.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat broiler with rack 8 inches from heating element. Combine pasta, 5 cups water, 2 tablespoons oil, oregano sprig, pepper flakes, and 2 teaspoons salt in a large, straight-sided ovenproof skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until sauce is mostly reduced and pasta is al dente, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon zest and juice.

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  • In a bowl, toss cauliflower with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt, capers, Parmesan, and oregano leaves. Sprinkle over pasta in skillet. Broil until cauliflower is golden in spots and pasta is heated through, about 5 minutes. Toss to combine. Serve with more cheese and pepper flakes, a drizzle of oil, and lemon wedges.

Reviews (1)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
This is an amazing recipe--I've made it three times and it was perfect each time. I made it for a dinner party of 10 a few weeks ago and literally everyone asked for a copy of the recipe. Only changes: I added extra zest and juice and I only had capers in brine.