Garlic Cauliflower and Sausage Pasta is just the comforting meal you have been craving now that the nights are getting cooler. A hearty and light pasta dish filled with lean turkey sausage, earthy cauliflower, and plenty of flavor.
I couldn't be happier that the nights are finally starting to cool down so I can once again routine to my Monday pasta night routine. In our house, Mondays are almost always reserved for pasta but we took a few months off over the summer when it was just too hot for a big bowl of pasta. And I couldn't be more excited about it. To kick things off, I made this simple cauliflower and sausage pasta dish that we devoured. The sausage adds depth and flavor to the cauliflower and sauce plus it helps the cauliflower to brown and caramelize in the pan. Yum.
When it comes to pasta dishes and keeping things healthy, my strategy is usually to pack in the veggies. This recipe has almost equal amounts of pasta and cauliflower, but no one will even notice since the cauliflower absorbs all the delicious flavors of the sausage and sauce. Also, I almost always use high fiber pasta or whole wheat pasta. Personally I prefer whole wheat, but the rest of the house likes the more "traditional pasta," so many nights its high fiber white pasta. Both are great options and will help you sneak in some extra fiber and whole grains. Alternatively, you could use spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles for a low carb option. I would just recommend doubling the sausage to make sure it is filling enough.
There's not too much more to it that that. Top it all off with some fresh Parmesan cheese and fresh basil and dinner is ready.
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