Roasted Cauliflower & Saffron Pasta Fill 1 Created with Sketch.

with Goat Cheese Dressing

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    30 min
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    Servings
    2
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    Nutrition
    Est. 450 calories

In this sophisticated recipe, tender roasted cauliflower is served over warm pearls of fregola sarda pasta—infused with subtle saffron flavor as they cook together in the same pot.

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Roasted Cauliflower & Saffron Pasta with Goat Cheese Dressing
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  • ⅔ cup Fregola Sarda Pasta
  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
  • 2 Tbsps Spreadable Goat Cheese
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Prepare & roast the cauliflower:
1 Prepare & roast the cauliflower:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Remove the leaves of the cauliflower; cut lengthwise through the stem into 1-inch-thick steaks (keeping them as intact as possible). Place on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; carefully turn to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 25 to 27 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. 

Cook the pasta:
2 Cook the pasta:

Meanwhile, add the pasta and saffron to the pot of boiling water. Cook 14 to 16 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:

Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice the shallot. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Combine in a bowl. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). In a bowl, combine the cheese, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of water, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth.

Cook the vegetables:
4 Cook the vegetables:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced shallot and peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the capers and vinegar (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat.

Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

Add the cooked vegetables and 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pot of cooked pasta; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve the finished pasta topped with the roasted cauliflower. Drizzle with the dressing. Enjoy! 

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Prepare & roast the cauliflower:
1 Prepare & roast the cauliflower:

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Remove the leaves of the cauliflower; cut lengthwise through the stem into 1-inch-thick steaks (keeping them as intact as possible). Place on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; carefully turn to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 25 to 27 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. 

2 Cook the pasta:

Meanwhile, add the pasta and saffron to the pot of boiling water. Cook 14 to 16 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.

Cook the pasta:
Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients & make the dressing:

Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice the shallot. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Combine in a bowl. Peel 1 clove of garlic; using a zester, finely grate into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). In a bowl, combine the cheese, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of water, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth.

4 Cook the vegetables:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced shallot and peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the capers and vinegar (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until combined. Turn off the heat.

Cook the vegetables:
Finish the pasta & serve your dish:
5 Finish the pasta & serve your dish:

Add the cooked vegetables and 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pot of cooked pasta; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve the finished pasta topped with the roasted cauliflower. Drizzle with the dressing. Enjoy!