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Roasted cauliflower, bacon & chilli pasta

Roasted cauliflower, bacon & chilli pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 20-30 minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

An economical and extra tasty flavour combination

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal562
fat18g
saturates4g
carbs82g
sugars0g
fibre6g
protein23g
low insalt1.06g
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Ingredients

  • 1medium cauliflower , cut into small florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil , plus extra for drizzling
  • 6rashers streaky bacon , cut into large pieces
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 400g tagliatelle
  • 200g tub cherry tomatoes
  • handful basil leaves , roughly torn

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Steam the cauliflower for 4 mins until just cooked, then set aside. Heat the olive oil in a shallow casserole dish or flameproof roasting dish. Add the bacon and chilli powder and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 mins until the fat starts to run. Stir the cauliflower florets in with the bacon, then cook in the oven for 10-15 mins until the cauliflower has soaked up the chilli oil and is starting to brown.

  • STEP 2

    While the cauliflower is roasting, cook the tagliatelle in boiling water according to pack instructions. Stir the cherry tomatoes in with the cauliflower, return to the oven and cook for about 2 mins until the tomatoes begin to soften.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the tagliatelle, return to the pan, then mix in the bacon, cauliflower, tomatoes and half the basil. Serve the pasta drizzled with a little olive oil and scattered with the remaining basil.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2004

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