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Saffron Scented Cauliflower Pasta

"Scandinavian flavors of saffron and golden raisins flavor this cauliflower and small pasta dish. Crispy, toasted bread crumbs lend a light crunch for contrast."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 484 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir the saffron threads into the boiling water, and cover. Set aside to steep for several minutes while proceeding with the recipe.
  3. Toss the bread crumbs together with the melted butter, and lay out evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and crispy, about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  5. While the pasta is cooking, heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the chopped cauliflower and saffron water; season to taste with salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer, uncovered, until the cauliflower has softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the raisins, pine nuts, and cooked ziti. Pour into a serving dish and sprinkle with browned bread crumbs.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 484 calories; 13.6 g fat; 78.3 g carbohydrates; 14.4 g protein; 20 mg cholesterol; 238 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

tried this recipe because i am the daring type and it was unrated and sounded like the perfect pasta dish i was looking for to cook for a girl i was pursueing,her being a pasta fanatic.It did in...

Most helpful critical review

I'll stick to a more traditional use of saffron next time.

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tried this recipe because i am the daring type and it was unrated and sounded like the perfect pasta dish i was looking for to cook for a girl i was pursueing,her being a pasta fanatic.It did in...

I'll stick to a more traditional use of saffron next time.

Easy and a good use for cauliflower! To add depth, add garlic,dried red peppers, chives and/or parmesan cheese for a main dish. Serve with salad and a hearty bread...perfect for vegetarians! I b...

Rather lacking in flavor

This one’s a keeper! We really liked this combination of flavors. It has a Mediterranean taste with the saffron, nuts, and raisins. I browned the bread crumbs on the stove. I added a generous am...

I did not care for this recipe.