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Cauliflower pasta recipe

Cauliflower pasta recipe

22 ratings

Try this deliciously comforting Sicilian cauliflower pasta for dinner tonight, it's wonderfully creamy and surprisingly healthy. Loaded with nutty roasted cauliflower and creamy cheese sauce gently spiced with a hint of chilli flakes for the perfect dish for a cosy night in. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 420 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 350g (12oz) shell pasta
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 100ml white wine
  • 4 tbsp pecorino chunks
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    3g 16%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    0.7g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 75g Protein 18.5g Fibre 8.5g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C.
  2. Divide the cauliflower into small florets, drizzle over a little oil and season. Roast for 20 minutes or until tender and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat a little oil and add the chilli flakes and garlic and cook on medium until golden. Add the cauliflower, turn the heat up and cook for a couple of minutes. Pour in the white wine and cook until reduced slightly. Add the drained pasta and mix well. Stir in the pecorino cheese and parsley and serve.

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