Penne with Caramelized Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower cut into florets
1 yellow onion sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup parsley
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound whole wheat penne
- Heat oven to 475º. Line an oven proof dish with foil. Place the
cauliflower and onion in the dish, drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive
oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until the cauliflower
is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Combine the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and remaining 2
tablespoons of olive oil in a food processor. Blend until it forms a
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the penne according
to the package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the pasta
water. Combine the pasta, cauliflower and onion, the parsley
mixture, the crushed red pepper, and 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
Toss to combine, adding more water if necessary. Season to taste
with salt and pepper.
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