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Barilla® Penne with Cauliflower, Toasted Pine Nuts & Romano Cheese


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Barilla® Penne with Cauliflower, Toasted Pine Nuts & Romano Cheese
PREPARATION TIME
30 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Main course

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
CALORIES: 400
CARBOHYDRATE: 47.0g
PROTEIN: 11.0g
FAT: 19.0g

TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 8 people


1 BOX Barilla® Penne
1/4 CUP Pine Nuts
1 Head Cauliflower Cut Into Florets
1/2 CUP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Small Yellow Onion Chopped
1 CLOVE Garlic Sliced
1/2 TABLESPOON Fresh Italian Parsley Finely Chopped
4 LEAVES Fresh Basil Chopped
1/3 CUP Romano Cheese Freshly Grated



Preparation 10 minutes preparation + 20 minutes cooking
1. BRING 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt(optional)

2. TOAST pine nuts in a dry skillet until lightly brown, about 2-3 minutes

3. BRING a medium size pot of salted water to a boil and add cauliflower florets

4. Cook until tender about 8 minutes; drain and set aside

5. HEAT ½ cup olive oil in a 12- to 14-inch sauté pan

6. Add the onions and sweat over medium heat until translucent

7. ADD garlic and cook 2 additional minutes

8. ADD cauliflower, season with salt and pepper and sauté over high heat for 3 minutes or until slightly browned

9. COOK Penne according to package directions, until al dente

10. DRAIN and add to pan with cauliflower and ½ cup of cooking water

11. Stir in parsley, basil, and pine nuts; toss 1 minute over high heat

12. DIVIDE evenly among 8 warmed pasta bowls, top with grated Romano cheese and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil

13. Serve immediately