This 5 in 5 from Michael features a delicious, family friendly meal that you can serve for under five dollars - and make in five minutes.

Angel Hair with Cauliflower and Parmesan


  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 1 head cauliflower (roughly chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons capers (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)


  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (plus more)
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop the pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, place a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Once hot, add the cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Sauté over medium-high heat until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, capers and red pepper flakes, and toss to combine.
  • Drain the cooked pasta. Add the pasta to the sauté pan and toss to combine. Add the Parmesan cheese, parsley and a couple tablespoons of pasta water. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve, garnish with some more freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
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