Tuesday 18 October 2016

Pappardelle pasta with roasted cauliflower and Gorgonzola cheese sauce

10 minutes to prepare Serves 4




When you find a dish that’s not only easy to make but also provides the delightful gift of built-in healthiness, you hang onto it with all you’ve got.

For me, that meal is a delicate, roasted cauliflower pasta with a delicious, creamy sauce of Gorgonzola cheese. Once you boil the cauliflower and melt the cheese with a little spoon of butter, it’s time to claim your reward: the blissful, smell of roasting cauliflower...yummylicious!

In about 15 minutes, you’ll be digging into a comforting meal that should theoretically make 4 servings, but often ends up as two servings in my house. Ha-ha, enjoy it!

Here's what you will need for the 4-serving recipe:

280 g Pappardelle pasta
200 g cauliflower
1 clove garlic
20 g butter
150 g Gorgonzola cheese
EVO oil
salt and pepper

  1. To prepare this pasta with cauliflower, start by cleaning the cauliflower: remove damaged leaves and the external stems which are hard and fibrous. Keep aside the inner stems and free all the cauliflower florets from the core, one by one
  2. Pour 1 l of water in a large pot and bring to boil. As soon as the water boils, dip cauliflower in the pot, and go on with the cooking for about 10 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter and add the Gorgonzola cheese, cut into pieces. Stir to mix until you obtain a smooth sauce, being careful not to make it boil
  4. Drain the cauliflower and keep the boiling water aside
  5. Braise the garlic with 2 tablespoons of EVO oil until it becomes golden, then add the cauliflower. Roast them for 5 minutes to make them tasty and crispy
  6. Boil the cauliflower water in a pot (adding some more water if needed). Pour Pappardelle fresh pasta and let it cook for 2 minutes - please refer to the time instructions reported on the package -
  7. Drain Pappardelle and pour them in the pan with cauliflower. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and stir until fresh pasta is well mixed with the cauliflower
  8. Pour the Gorgonzola cheese sauce over and serve immediately!

In the following, Nutrition Facts of this dish are indicated. Data is provided per serving.

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
(Mark Twain)

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