Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 4 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients; drizzle with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Toss. Arrange mixture on a baking sheet; bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and golden, stirring twice. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta to pan, and cook for 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove pancetta; set aside. Add remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons oil to drippings in pan. Add 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid to drippings in pan; bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 30 seconds or until emulsified, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add rind, juice, thyme, and garlic to pan. Add pasta; toss. Remove from heat. Add cauliflower and pancetta; toss. Top with cheese. Serve immediately.

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