Farfalle with Cauliflower and Turkey Sausage

  • Bunnie Posted: 12/06/08
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    Quick, great solid recipe to serve as a base. Changes included: added a bag of mixed frozen veggies (wihile cooking pasta) and broccoli to add some color to the dish; Shaved Parmesan cheese instead of Romano; replace salt with Italian herbs (since the sausage is already high in sodium); and basil pesto chicken sausage. Everyone liked the roasted cauliflower and broccoli. Next version: omit the mixed veggies and add sauteed mushrooms and onions.

  • bjolin Posted: 01/08/09
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    Just made this meal for my family and it was fantastic. I served it with a salad and some great artisan bread. I have one child that will rarely eat cauliflower and he ate every last bite of it. The only change I made was to use whole wheat pasta instead of reuglar pasta and added more cauliflower. I love the fact that this can be a one dish meal if you want it to be and that it is a great quick week night meal. It would be a great vegetarian meal as it has tons of flavor even without the sausage. This one is definitely a keeper.

  • daneanp Posted: 01/25/09
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    I was reluctant to try this because I don't typically care for cooked cauliflower but the picture was intriguing so I kept an open mind...I'm so glad that I did. This was delicious and easy to prepare. The entire family enjoyed it immensely. I am adding to our regular rotation.

  • mezwiz Posted: 12/20/09
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    I love this recipe! I make it in the winter as an easy weeknight recipe. I have two little girls (one's a picky eater, the other a garbage disposal) and they gobble it right up! Need I say more?!

  • maureenlbradley Posted: 01/02/09
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    This was a good recipe. I made little changes to the recipe as written except tripled it because I was cooking for a crowd. I used fresh cauliflower and added a thin sliced sweet onion to the veggie sausage mix when roasting. This was a hit with my family, especially my 11 year old who usually is not a huge fan of much with veggies. I served it with the sauteed broccoli - a green salad and fresh bread. This will be on our table again.

  • jebavonct48 Posted: 11/03/09
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    My husband and 16 year old daughter both ate this without complaint--she had seconds. Roasting the cauliflower made a big difference. Did sausage and cauliflower in the Advantium oven at U=7, L=6, M=4 for 7 minutes before adding garlic slices for additional 1 minute. Didn't have turkey sausage so I used regular Italian sausage. Didn't have Romano so I used Asiago. Very good! Have lots of left overs to have for lunch or as a side during the week with grilled salmon. I would make this again as a nice change of pace from pasta with pesto or tomato sauce. Would be a good vegetarian dish with veggie sausage.

  • Katieliz Posted: 12/04/08
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    This was pretty good. Roasting the veggies together with the whole sausages felt odd to me, but they came out well. Seemed a lot of pasta for the amount of veggies; I would add more next time. I used broccoli & cauliflower (frozen mix), and a fresh red pepper - the color was much improved. Really liked the roasted veggies & garlic. I used parmesan since that's what I had. Good, but I much prefer CL's Orecchiette with Sausage, Peppers & Feta.

  • kcindc Posted: 11/12/09
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    Delicious! I love garlic, so this dish is right up my alley. Used garlic chicken sausage - I only had two links left in the package; next time I'll probably use three as it didn't seem like enough. Since the chicken sausage is pre-cooked, it doesn't really change consistency in the roasting pan, so I ended up slicing them and then quickly browning them in a pan to make them a little more firm. Added more cauliflower, used only two cups of bow ties, and decreased the olive oil in the bowl by half... really tasty! Heats up fairly well as leftovers for lunch, too.

  • anonymouscook Posted: 12/10/08
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    Cauliflower was not tender after only 20 minutes in the oven. Added butternut squash. Great way to add veggies to a kid's diet.

  • SweetLdy Posted: 12/21/08
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    I also made changes...substituted lots of broccoli for caulif. and asiago for romano. Increased sausage and added rough dice yellow bell pepper and red onion to sausage about half thru cooking. Garnished with rough dice fresh tomato and a chiffonade of fresh basil and parsley. The sausage was chicken/basil/feta from central market in austin.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 01/16/10
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    The odd combination of flavors and textures resulted in a remarkably delicious dish. I'm glad I stepped outside of my comfort zone to try this!

  • DeeMonty Posted: 03/21/09
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    This was delicious! It was super easy and everyone was blown away! YUM!

  • Belladonna714 Posted: 01/12/10
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    I thought this was a very good, easy recipe. I did substitute a new seafood sausage I found at Wegmans for the turkey sausage and thought it was delicious. This recipe sort of reminded me of buttered noodles my mother use make when I was a kid. I served this as our main dish and would definetley make it again for a quick weeknight meal as the prep work is minimal.

  • lthompson2000 Posted: 05/11/10
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    LOVE this recipe! I was surprised how flavorful the cauliflower turned out when baked amongst the sausage. I used spicy turkey sausage and 1 tsp crushed red pepper for the heat that my family loves. Will definitely make this again.

  • teresajones13 Posted: 12/08/10
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    Excellent! EVeryone in my family loves this, including the kids. I use hot sausage instead of sweet. The only problem I have is stopping everyone from eating it before we plate it! Be sure and let the cauliflower get brown, it adds so much flavor.

  • chikkee5 Posted: 03/14/11
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    I wasn't sure about the combination of ingredients but this was a hit with my picky husband. He even said that this was one of the best recipes I ever made! Very simple and easy!

  • ChristieKoester Posted: 02/12/12
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    My husband and I really loved this meal. I will definitely make this again and again. I may tweak the recipe next time to make it slightly healthier (less oil) but otherwise already darn good!

  • JackieP021 Posted: 02/08/12
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    This recipe is good. I agree with many of the others. Roasted cauliflower brings out a unique flavor. Beats steamed cauliflower any day. I also added brussel sprouts sauteed with bacon, and finished with lemon juice. YUM!

  • goosesc Posted: 02/06/12
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    Good flavor, nice to use cauliflower instead of the other vegetables that I seem to use over and over again.

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