Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr
Prep Time
42 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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Ratings & Reviews

Stacey1vg's Review

June 19, 2014
This is such a great and simple recipe. Abs delicious. I will def make this again.

justalittle's Review

October 01, 2013

ZelgaMae's Review

May 16, 2013

ChristieKoester's Review

February 12, 2012
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's Review

February 08, 2012
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's Review

February 06, 2012
Good flavor, nice to use cauliflower instead of the other vegetables that I seem to use over and over again.

chikkee5's Review

March 14, 2011
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!

teresajones13's Review

December 08, 2010
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.

lthompson2000's Review

May 11, 2010
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.

Belladonna714's Review

January 12, 2010
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.