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Roasted Cauliflower N'Duja Bucatini

Roasted Cauliflower N'duja Bucatini

Roasted cauliflower Nduja pasta is the most flavoursome bowl of goodness that you need in your life. Easy to prepare and totally YUM!
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Cauliflower, Nduja, Noodles, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 597kcal
Author Sasha



  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons rapeseed or olive oil
  • 160 g bucatini pasta (~5 ounces)
  • 30 g butter (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon capers I used the tiny ones but you can chop up the larger ones if that's all you have
  • 2 cloves garlic finely sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons n'duja
  • 20 g parmesan (½ cup) finely grated, plus more to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Chop the cauliflower into very small florets. Toss with the smoked paprika, cumin, some salt and pepper and the oil until evenly coated. Spread out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender and lightly charred at the edges.
    1 cauliflower, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon cumin, salt and pepper, 1-2 tablespoons rapeseed or olive oil
  • Cook the bucatini according to the package instructions. Reserve some of the pasta cooking water before draining.
    160 g bucatini pasta
  • In a large pan, warm the butter over a low heat. Add the garlic and capers and cook gently without letting the garlic brown. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of n'duja (depending on how much heat you can tolerate) along with the parmesan.
    30 g butter, 1 tablespoon capers, 2 cloves garlic, 1-2 tablespoons n'duja
  • Tip the drained pasta and the roasted cauliflower into the sauce and toss to distribute everything evenly. Add some of the reserved pasta cooking water to thin out the sauce if needed. Season to taste and serve topped with a little more grated parmesan cheese.
    20 g parmesan


Serving: 2g | Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 78.2g | Protein: 20.7g | Fat: 24.3g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.7g | Cholesterol: 39.5mg | Sodium: 1690.6mg | Potassium: 1151.8mg | Fiber: 9.3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 167.3IU | Vitamin C: 148.3mg | Calcium: 226.9mg | Iron: 4.9mg