Spaghettini with Cauliflower, Butter, and Pepper

Spaghettini with Cauliflower, Butter, and Pepper

This is a lovely, unique spaghetti recipe that incorporates ingredients you might not have thought of. Cauliflower is a great source of fiber and folate, and it just plain tastes good. Try it tonight!


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Cooking Time15 min


  • 1 whole cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs, toasted golden
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Salt it to taste, add the cauliflower, and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Scoop the cauliflower into a large pasta bowl and add the butter, parsley, mustard, and pepper flakes.
  3. Add the pasta to the salted boiling water and set the bowl over the pot to keep it warm, leaving a crack so the water doesn't boil over, while the pasta cooks.
  4. Drain the pasta it when it's done and add it to the cauliflower.
  5. Grind a generous amount of pepper over all, then toss with the cheeses and breadcrumbs.

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