Sicilian Cauliflower with Bread Crumbs Sicilian Cauliflower with Bread Crumbs

Sicilian Cauliflower with Bread Crumbs Image by: Sicilian Cauliflower with Bread Crumbs Author: Canadian Living

In this popular Sicilian dish, cauliflower mellows and softens as it simmers in a savoury tomato sauce, while the traditional toasted bread-crumb topping adds crunch to every bite.

  • Portion size 3 servings
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In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat; cook bread crumbs, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to bowl; stir in parsley and set aside.

Add remaining oil to pan. Stir in anchovy paste, hot pepper flakes (if using) and garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper, breaking up tomatoes with back of spoon; bring to boil. Add cauliflower; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until very tender.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooking water, drain pasta and return to pot. Add sauce and toss to combine, adding enough of the reserved cooking water as desired. Serve sprinkled with bread-crumb mixture.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 809 mg
  • Protein 13 g
  • Calories 387.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 61 g


  • Iron 25.0
  • Folate 43.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 165.0
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Sicilian Cauliflower with Bread Crumbs