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Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara

 
Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara
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One serving costs about $1.69

$1.69 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 60 minutes

Ready in 60 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mediterranean,european,italian
spoonacular Score:51%

Spoonacular Score: 51%

 

Forget going out to eat or ordering takeout every time you crave Mediterranean food. Try making Roasted Cauliflower Carbonaran at home. One serving contains 480 calories, 20g of protein, and 22g of fat. For $1.65 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. It works well as a main course. Head to the store and pick up thyme leaves, eggs, thyme leaves, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Damn Delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 15%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara with Burrata, Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara, and Roasted Cauliflower and Mushrooms Carbonara Pasta.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 slices
4 slices diced bacon
diced bacon
16 oz
16 oz cauliflower florets
cauliflower florets
2 large
2 large eggs
eggs
2 tsps
2 tsps fresh thyme leaves
fresh thyme leaves
0.22 cloves
0.22 cloves garlic
garlic
0.33 cloves
0.33 cloves garlic
garlic
some
some black kosher salt
black kosher salt
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parmesan
parmesan
8 oz
8 oz spaghetti
spaghetti
4 slices diced bacon
4 slices
diced bacon
16 oz cauliflower florets
16 oz
cauliflower florets
2 large eggs
2 large
eggs
2 tsps fresh thyme leaves
2 tsps
fresh thyme leaves
0.22 cloves garlic
0.22 cloves
garlic
0.33 cloves garlic
0.33 cloves
garlic
some black kosher salt
some
black kosher salt
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
0.5 cups parmesan
0.5 cups
parmesan
8 oz spaghetti
8 oz
spaghetti

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
pot
pot
baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Damn Delicious

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.63
Ingredient
4 slices diced bacon
16 ounces cauliflower florets
2 larges eggs
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 cloves garlic
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ cups parmesan
8 ounces spaghetti
Price
$1.13
$2.36
$0.62
$0.21
$0.13
$0.20
$0.33
$1.05
$0.49
$6.53

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
488 Calories
20g Protein
22g Total Fat
50g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
488
24%

Fat
22g
35%

  Saturated Fat
7g
44%

Carbohydrates
50g
17%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
128mg
43%

Sodium
618mg
27%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
20g
41%

Selenium
52µg
76%

Vitamin C
57mg
70%

Manganese
0.79mg
39%

Phosphorus
338mg
34%

Vitamin B6
0.46mg
23%

Folate
89µg
22%

Calcium
212mg
21%

Vitamin K
22µg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.3mg
18%

Fiber
4g
17%

Potassium
580mg
17%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Magnesium
61mg
15%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Copper
0.26mg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.19mg
13%

Vitamin B3
2mg
13%

Iron
2mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.51µg
9%

Vitamin A
306IU
6%

Vitamin D
0.72µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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