Sunday Pasta: Creamy, Cheesy Orecchiette with Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Sunday Pasta -  Creamy, Cheesy Orecchiette with Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach

Are we over this snow yet? Another day at home…bundled up in a fuzzy blanket, sipping coffee, working, as the snow falls sideways. It’s nice actually, to have time to myself. Power through emails, no distractions, wearing the comfiest pajamas all day long. A break from trying to impress and entertain constantly. So maybe for one last time, I’m thankful for the snow. Last one though!

One other snow day perk, a craving (maybe more so than usual) for a rich and comforting pasta. Hopefully your fridge is stocked with a few simple ingredients – spinach, cauliflower, cheese – because you’ll want to crawl into this dish and hibernate. Mmmm. My no-recipe version below…

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Sunday Pasta -  Creamy, Cheesy Orecchiette with Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach

Creamy, Cheesy Orecchiette with Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach

Chop cauliflower in small bite-sized pieces and place on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for about 20-30 minutes at 400°. Meanwhile, sauté chopped onions and garlic in butter and olive oil for a while until onions have softened. Add a whole bag of baby spinach and stir as it wilts. Add some heavy cream and and a spoonful of mascarpone into the sauce. Toss in roasted cauliflower and cooked pasta. Serve with fresh grated parm and a dollop of fresh ricotta.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Sunday Pasta -  Creamy, Cheesy Orecchiette with Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach

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