Orecchiette e Cavolfiore

Bar Stuzzichini in New York City

Reality couple cooks up a pasta dish and chats about their baby plans.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Executive chef Paul Di Bari of Bar Stuzzichini in New York City prepares Orecchiette e cavolfiore. Learn some tricks of the trade from Di Bari as he teaches the recipe to reality-TV stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic.


  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. butter (unsalted)
  • Fresh homemade bread crumbs (toasted)
  • Pecorino Romano (grated)
  • Salt
  • 1 lb. Orecchiette (Rummo)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Cooking Directions

    Cut cauliflower into bite-size florets. Blanch in boiling salted water for 30 seconds; drain. Melt butter with a little olive oil. When foamy add cauliflower and cook until caramelized. Cook Orecchiette for 11 minutes then add to cauliflower with some of pasta water. Toss for 20 seconds, add some pecorino and serve with bread crumbs on top.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: pasta, cauliflower, bread crumbs

    Course: Dinner

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