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autumn pasta

a recipe by
patricia taylor
williamsport, MD

A satisfying dish on a chilly night.

serves 4
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For autumn pasta

  • 8 oz
    penne rigate
  • 5 c
    cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh wholewheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3/4 c
    packed freshly grated parmeasan cheese
  • 2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • salt and peper to taste

How To Make autumn pasta

  • 1
    Boil pasta in salted water 5 minutes. Add cauliflower. Cook until cauliflower and pasta are tender but firm, 6 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta and cauliflower to pot.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in mustard. Add breadcrumbs and cook, stirring until golden, 7-8 minutes. Transfer to bowl.
  • 3
    Add cream, Parmesan, lemon peel, and the reserved cooking liquid to pasta. Toss over medium heat until sauce simmers, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Top with breadcrumbs. Serve with extra Parmesan.

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