Spicy Cauliflower with Pancetta

Spicy Cauliflower with Pancetta


Serves 4 people.

  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 bunch of long green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of pancetta, chopped
  • 1 Tbls of butter
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 Tbls of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound of linguini



  • Cut the cauliflower into florets or small pieces and set aside.
  • In a large frying pan sauté the pancetta until slightly crisp.
  • Add the onions and garlic for two minutes.
  • Add the cauliflower butter and water.
  • Season with red pepper and salts.
  • Cover and cook the cauliflower until tender stirring occasionally.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Cook the linguini until al dente and drain.
  • Pour the cauliflower over the linguini and serve with parmesan cheese.

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