Cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Here, cauliflower's mellow taste is combined with aromatic sage, and rich, smoky bacon in a simple-but-satisfying pasta dish.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and return to pot.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Add butter, onions, and garlic to skillet and cook until onions are softened, 10 minutes. Add cauliflower, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is tender, 12 minutes. Stir in bacon and sage and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add cauliflower mixture to pot with pasta. Stir in vinegar and enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

Reviews (4)

76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 15
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
09/05/2017
Cook all the same ingredients with half the pasta. I didn't used vinegar. I used milk instead. Top it with freshly grated Parmesan. Very savory and worth trying. Enjoy
Rating: 2 stars
08/14/2014
I really wanted to like this, but it was bland. I think I may try it again but use leeks instead of onions. Also, the vinegar and pasta water combination is a total flop for sauce. This needs some type of light cream sauce.
Rating: Unrated
05/16/2013
This was not flavorful at all. Will not try again.
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Rating: Unrated
07/23/2012
Delicious!!! Added little parmesan cheese at the end. The kids loved it! Definitely keeper!