Cauliflower Linguine

Ingredients

3 cups cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
Grated nutmeg, to taste

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Cook cauliflower in enough water to cover for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender crisp; drain. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Immediately toss with the cooking oil.
2
Meanwhile, melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic and cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly.
3
Stir in the flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cream all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in the cauliflower until well coated with sauce.
4
Coat a 2 1/2-quart baking dish or shallow casserole with cooking spray.
5
Toss the pasta with 4 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese. Slowly twirl a portion of pasta onto a long-tined fork using hands as a guide to help form a nest. Push pasta off fork into the baking dish.
6
Repeat with the remaining pasta, forming a circle of nests around outer rim of dish. Spoon cauliflower mixture into center of pasta ring.
7
Sprinkle parsley, crumbled bacon and the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top of cauliflower mixture. Cover and bake 20 minutes or until heated through.

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Adapted from www.butterball.com

Yield:

8 servings

Added:

December 10, 2009

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