Dinner Tonight: Orecchiette with Cauliflower, Bacon, and Breadcrumbs
Dinner Tonight: Orecchiette with Cauliflower, Bacon, and Breadcrumbs might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 4. One portion of this dish contains around 33g of protein, 40g of fat, and a total of 850 calories. A mixture of bacon, olive oil, cauliflower, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes.
Bring a large pot of salty water to boil for the pasta. In the meantime, prepare the cauliflower and grate bread for crumbs, if necessary.
In a large heavy skillet, heat 1 and a half tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat, then add the bread crumbs. Toast, stirring often, until golden and slightly crisp.
Remove to a small bowl and wipe the skillet clean.
Cook the bacon in the same skillet over medium-high heat a few minutes until the fat renders, then add the cauliflower pieces, garlic, and a good pinch of salt. Cook, stirring only very occasionally, until the bacon is crisp and the cauliflower is caramelized and golden.
In the meantime, cook the pasta until al dente, reserving a cup of pasta water.
Drain and add pasta to the skillet, tossing to combine.
Add olive oil and pasta water as needed to achieve a rich, slightly creamy consistency.
Serve with a shower of breadcrumbs, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese.