Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday Quick & Easy Appetizers, Meals, Snacks, & Drinks...Something Different Everyday Til 2017 (Meal, Dinner)

Cauliflower & Broccoli Carbonara

 Cauliflower & Broccoli Carbonara Recipe 

This cheesy pasta is the best way to veg out.
Total Time:
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings


  • kosher salt
  • 1 lb. Macaroni
  • 2 c. small broccoli florets
  • 2 c. small cauliflower florets
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream, room temperature
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 c. grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish


  1. Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to al dente package directions. Add broccoli and cauliflower for last minute of cooking time. Reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl combine eggs, heavy cream, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and grated cheese, mix well with a fork. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Drain pasta and vegetables; add back to the pot. Stir in cheese mixture and parsley; quickly toss together to evenly coat the pasta and prevent the eggs from scrambling. Add additional pasta water to make a creamy sauce.
  4. Garnish with parsley and black pepper. Serve immediately.

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