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Cauliflower Pasta with Red Bell Peppers

20151116_205828This is one of my favorite pasta recipes. Simple and few ingredients. The topping with the bread crumbs takes it to the next level. Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen.Try n enjoy

Ingredients

Olive Oil – 2 tbsp

Cauliflower – 1(chopped into small florets)

Garlic – 4 cloves (chopped)

Red Chilly Flakes – 1 to 2 tsp according to taste

Chicken Broth – 2 cups

Pasta – 2 cups

Fresh Parsley – 2 tbsp (chopped)

Butter – 2 tbsp

Parmigiano Reggiano – 1 cup

For the topping

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Red Bell Pepper -1 (sliced)

Fresh Bread Crumbs – 1/2 to 1 cup

Parsley – 1 tbsp(chopped)

Method

  • Heat olive oil in a pan, add chopped garlic and saute well.20151116_190920
  • Add cauliflower to it and saute for ten minutes till it gets a golden brown color. Also add a bit of salt, pepper and crushed red chillies if you like it spicy.

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  • Add chicken broth to it and let it cook for ten minutes.

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  • In the meantime, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

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  • Add the pasta, butter, parsley and parmigiano reggiano to the cauliflower and mix it well.

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  • In another pan, heat olive oil and saute the red bell peppers.

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  • Add the bread crumbs and parsley to the bell peppers and saute till the bread crumbs are golden brown in color.

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  • Add to the pasta. Serve hot. Enjoy.

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Cajun Pasta

 

20150315_122614Love this pasta because the Cajun makes it a tad spicy. It brings on a marvelous blend of vegetables, chicken and a yummy thick sauce.  It is super easy to make and I hope that the pictures make it easier for you to follow.

Ingredients

Boneless Skinless Chicken, cut into small pieces – 1 lb
Pasta of your Choice – 2 cups
Bell Peppers (different colors), cut into strips – 2
Yellow Onion, sliced – 1
Mushrooms, sliced – 1 cup
Garlic – 4 Cloves
Cajun Seasoning – 2 Tbsp
Chicken Stock – 1 cup
Half and Half or light cream – 1/4 cup
Fresh Chopped Parsley – 2 Tbsp
Butter – 4 Tbsp
Salt and Pepper- to taste 20150314_201630

Method

  •  Fill a large pot with water, add a tsp of salt and bring to a boil. 20150314_211358
  • Season the chicken thighs with the cajun seasoning and set aside. 20150314_210538
  • In a large skillet, add 2 Tbsp of butter and allow it to melt over medium heat. 20150314_211340
  •  Now add the chicken and saute it for about 4 to 5 minutes and remove on to a plate. 20150314_21163220150314_212251
  • Add remaining butter to the skillet. Add the peppers, onions, garlic and mushrooms. 20150314_212447
  • Saute the veggies for about 5 to 6 minutes till they are moderately cooked. 20150314_212801
  • Add the chicken, chicken stock and cook for 10 minutes. The sauce should start reducing and thickening. 20150314_212855
  • In the meantime, add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions.
  • Add the half and half or light cream, salt & pepper and the cooked pasta and cook everything together for about a minute or until the sauce thickens. 20150314_214408
  • Garnish with parsley and serve! 20150314_214547