Rating: 4.88 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Cauliflower and whole garlic cloves roasted with Parmesan and bread crumbs make this a healthier than most comfort food.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Toss cauliflower with garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Spread out in an even layer on a baking sheet.

  • Roast in the preheated oven, tossing at least twice, until cauliflower is tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

  • Mix Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; set aside.

  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Transfer pasta to a serving bowl and add cauliflower and butter. Stir in cooking water, a little at a time, until desired creaminess is reached. Add lemon juice and bread crumb mixture, toss, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 48.2g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 16.5mg; sodium 332.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2021
Super easy to make and tasted great! Served it as a vegetarian entree for 2 with a simple salad. It would also be great as a side if feeding a group. I made it as described but I might add fresh sliced mushrooms to the cauliflower mix and fresh thyme to the dry mix next time. Can’t wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2021
My kids ate it and loved it, as did I. It was simple to make and the leftovers were even tastier. I will most definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2020
Excellent! I did add the cheese and breadcrumbs to the cauliflower for a minute to warm. Also used much less saved hot water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2021
This was surprisingly delicious. The only thing I changed was the amount of ingredients as I was cooking just for me. I did increase the garlic though, because what's wrong with that! I will make it again. Thank you for an easy and good recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2020
This was fantastic! I only used one garlic clove. I had to use some toast that I chopped because I was out of bread crumbs. I will definitely make this again. Put this recipe at the top of your “to make” list. Thank you for the excellent recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2021
Absolutely amazing. Made this for my fiancé and myself and we ended up eating all the servings. So good will definitely be doing it again thank you for sharing your delicious recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2021
My kids loved it and that’s the most important part seeing that hate everything besides fast food. Stuck to the recipe but added chopped bacon and chopped grilled chicken on the side, so they could add as much as they wanted. Kids and wife want me to make again , so I will . Read More