Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

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5 min 25 min 4
Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower
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1 small head Cauliflower (cauliflower - large stems removed, forets separated)
3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (cauliflower - 2-3 tbsp.)
3 clove(s) Garlic (cauliflower - minced)
1 dash Red pepper flakes (cauliflower - more or less to taste)
1 dash Sea Salt (cauliflower)
2 cup Vegetable stock/broth, gluten-free (pasta - optional for adding more flavour to pasta)
341 gm Pasta, gluten free, dry (pasta - linguini or fettuccini)
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil (pasta)
3 clove(s) Garlic (pasta - skin removed + smashed NOT minced)
1 dash Red pepper flakes (pasta - reduce for less heat)
2 tbsp Parsley, fresh (pasta - chopped plus more for serving)
2 tbsp Pine nuts, dried (pasta - plus more for serving)
1/4 cup (shredded) Parmesan cheese, vegan (pasta - plus more for serving)
1 pinch Sea Salt (pasta - to taste)
1 dash Black pepper (pasta - to taste)


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C).

2. Add cauliflower to a mixing bowl with olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. Toss to coat, then spread on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, flipping/stirring once at the 15-minute mark to ensure even cooking. Sample and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.

3. Once your cauliflower has reached the 10-minute mark, add 2 cups vegetable broth (for added flavor | optional) and about 4-5 cups water (or however much to generously cover your pasta) to a large pot and bring to a boil.

4. Once boiling, season well with sea salt and add pasta. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking and cook according to package instructions for ‘al dente’ - 7-10 minutes - then drain and set aside. Cover with a towel to keep warm.

5. Heat the same large pot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add 1/4 cup olive oil and 3 cloves smashed NOT minced garlic. Sauté 1-2 minutes on both sides, or until garlic is fragrant and slightly golden brown. Remove garlic from pan and let cool slightly, then mince. Set aside for serving.

6. Next add red pepper flakes to infuse the olive oil for 1-2 minutes.

7. Add cooked pasta, parsley, pine nuts, minced garlic, vegan parmesan cheese, cauliflower, and toss to coat.

8. Remove from heat and sample pasta. Adjust seasonings as desired, adding salt or pepper if necessary. Serve hot with additional parsley, red pepper flakes, pine nuts and vegan parmesan cheese. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep for a few days covered in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave, or on the stovetop in a large saucepan in a bit of olive oil.



is a cruciferous vegetable which is high in fiber - this helps to promote healthy digestion!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 604
Calories from fat 271
Calories from saturated fat 62
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 6.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 23.6 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 1387 mg
Potassium 256 mg
Total Carbohydrate 73 g
Dietary Fiber 10.8 g
Sugars 2.9 g
Protein 15.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 3.2
Meat Alternative 0.1
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.3

Energy sources