Whole Wheat Penne With Cauliflower and Prosciutto

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Cook's Illustrated

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a big pot.
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon salt and the cauliflower to the boiling water; cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the cauliflower with a slotted spoon and set aside; leave the water at a boil.
  4. Heat the oil in a big skillet over moderate heat; add in onion; cook until golden, 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add in prosciutto and cook until softened, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cauliflower; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente.
  8. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the cooking pot.
  9. Stir in the cauliflower mixture, parsley, and cheese.
  10. If the pasta is too dry, add cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  11. Divide among 4 pasta bowls and serve immediately.

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