Farfalle With Cauliflower and Sausage

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 45 mins

This comes from the December 2008 issue of Cooking Light. I love the flavor of roasted cauliflower, so this sounded like a great and easy combination. Their recipe calls for mild turkey italian sausage, but I think this would be good with any italian sausage, mild or spicy.


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F.
  2. Poke sausage links with a knife several times.
  3. Combine sausage, cauliflower and 1 tablespoon oil in a roasting pan.
  4. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Roast at 450F for 15 minutes.
  6. Add garlic to the pan, stir to combine.
  7. Continue roasting for 5 more minutes, or until sausage is done.
  8. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Cut sausage links into 1/4 inch slices.
  10. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente.
  11. Drain pasta, reserving 2 tablespoons of the cooking water.
  12. In a large serving bowl, combine pasta, reserved water, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and crushed red pepper.
  13. Add cauliflower mixture, sausage, and cheese.
  14. Toss gently to combine.
  15. Sprinkle with black pepper, and serve.
Most Helpful

This is divine. I use spicy sausage, and it marries perfectly with the cauliflower. The only problem is that it is SO good, it's hard to keep everyone away from it until dinner!

teresajones13_10447394 October 27, 2010

What can I say except there is only 2 of us and we ate for 4! I'm serious there was 1 noodle left! This is very good, has a great kick to it. The only thing I would do different next time is leave the florets a little bit bigger. I also think this would taste great with pine nuts! I made this for PAC Spring 2009, thanks IngridH!!!

Rollin in the Dough! March 25, 2009

Wow we loved this! Made just as directed and would not change a thing (okay maybe I used a little more crushed red pepper flakes!). Love the roasted cauliflower and all that garlic. Great recipe - thanks for sharing it!

loof August 26, 2011