Cacio e Pepe Cauliflower

Use sautéed cauliflower instead of spaghetti in this veggie-forward riff on the classic cacio e pepe!

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 6-8oz parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • optional: bacon

Makes roughly 2 servings. Cook + Prep Time = 25 min.

Heat a large, heavy pan on medium heat. Add a glug of olive oil.

Small-dice cauliflower and add to pan, stirring to coat with oil.

Finely mince about half the bunch of parsley and a few cloves of garlic and add to the cauliflower. Continue to cook over medium heat, uncovered, until cauliflower is soft and golden-brown. 

(If you'd like, fry up 3-4 pieces of bacon, cool, and crumble.)

Finish with a healthy squeeze of lemon, plenty of pepper, and grated parmesan or pecorino. (Add bacon if desired.) Serve as a side dish or on its own!