Bacon & Parmesan Pasta
SERVES 4 PREP 10 minutes COOK 15 minutes
NUTRITION 2210kJ; 29g fat (12g sat); 15g protein; 41g carbohydrate; 8g fibre a serve COST $3.40 a serve
300g orecchiette pasta 400g cauliflower, cut into
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 bacon rashers, rind removed,
1 onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 2 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley,
½ cup freshly grated parmesan,
plus ¼ cup extra, to serve 40g butter
Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Meanwhile, cook cauliflower in a saucepan of boiling water for 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Heat oil in a frying pan over moderate heat. Add bacon and onion; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until bacon is crisp. 3
Add chilli, garlic and cauliflower to pan; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until cauliflower is golden brown. 4
Add pasta, half the parsley, parmesan and butter to the cauliflower mixture; toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with extra parmesan and remaining parsley.