Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just Pasta

I found this over at Or So She Says a few months back and, at that time, she didn't really have a name for it. It sounded really weird, but I had all the ingredients on hand and they needed to be used up so I tried it. We fell in love with it and have made it tons of times since. But whenever my kids ask what we are having for dinner I say "pasta", they ask "What kind of pasta?" and I say "just pasta" and think of some excuse to send them out of the room instead of having them help me like i usually do!

Give it a try, I think you will love it!


3/4 to 1 pound spaghetti noodles
Olive Oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 to 1 head cooked cauliflower (I chop mine really small, and I cook mine in the microwave)
1 cup or large handful chopped cabbage
chopped pancetta or ham or peperoni
salt and pepper, to taste
red chili flakes
1/2 cup or more Parmesan cheese

In large pot, bring water to boil and cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, in large frying pan, fry the meat in a few tablespoons olive oil until slightly crispy. Add the garlic and cook a couple more minutes.
Add the cooked cauliflower pieces, a couple shakes red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. When it tastes how you like it, throw in chopped cabbage.
Turn heat to lowest setting and add the spaghetti. Toss together. Drizzle more olive oil if needed to moisten and stir in 1/2 cup or more Parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

Melody said...

Interesting! I'd love to give it a try!