Pierce sausage casings with the tip of a knife before combining them with the cauliflower to ensure they retain their uniform shape as they cook. Garnish with chopped parsley.
2 (4-ounce) links mild Italian turkey sausage
3 cups small cauliflower florets
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
5 garlic cloves, sliced
4 cups uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Pierce sausage several times with a knife. Combine sausage, cauliflower, and 1 tablespoon oil in a small roasting pan; toss. Sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Add garlic to pan; toss. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until sausage is done. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut sausage crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons pasta cooking water. Combine pasta, reserved cooking water, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl; toss. Add cauliflower mixture, sausage, and cheese; toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with black pepper.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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