February 14, 2013

Sausage & Cauliflower Pasta

I have a confession to make....I love steamed cauliflower!! I like to eat it hot with just a little bit of butter, salt & pepper, cauliflower mash and I really enjoy making this pasta dish. Another reason I really like cauliflower is because I don't have to share it with anyone else in my family.....well I haven't tried giving it to our youngest.....maybe next time I will try it out with him since he seems to like everything I make.

This dish is quick and easy to prepare and reheats well too. I like to use spicy ground turkey sausage but it tastes just as great if you use sweet italian sausage or just plain ground sausage.You can also use frozen cauliflower if you don't have fresh cauliflower on hand.

Sausage & Cauliflower Pasta

12 oz. spaghetti noodles
12 oz. ground sausage
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup parmesan cheese
salt & pepper, to taste


Cook pasta as directed. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining noodles. 

Meanwhile brown sausage. Do not drain grease. Push cooked sausage to one side of the pan and add garlic. Cook garlic for 2-3 minutes before adding the cauliflower. Cook until cauliflower is lightly browned. Add 1 cup of reserved pasta water; cover and reduce heat. Cook until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. Uncover, raise temp to high to evaporate most of the liquid. Add pasta and onion, drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


  1. I love cauliflower also! This sounds like a great meal! I found you at fantastical sharing of recipes!

    1. Thank you for following the blog hop over to my blog and leaving a comment!! I am telling you this is my go to dish when I am in need of some comfort food :-)

  2. Looks delicious, Stephanie. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. The next party is live!! http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/02/tasty-thursdays-29.html

    Thanks, Nichi