Pasta with Cauliflower and Sausage

1 head of cauliflower, trimmed into florets

1/4 c olive oil

1 or 2 T minced garlic

1/2 lb kielbasa sausage

hot pepper (optional)

1 lb pasta of choice

Salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese to taste

Minced parsley for garnish


1. Bring pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets. Cook until cauliflower is tender but not soft.

2. In a deep skillet heat oil, garlic, hot pepper (if using), and sausage. Cook until garlic is golden.

3. Add cauliflower to skillet and heat on medium. Stir and mash the cauliflower until it is hot and very soft.

4. Cook the pasta. When draining the pasta, reserve 1 cup of cooking water. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss. Add salt, pepper, and Parmesan, along with some of the pasta cooking liquid to keep the dish from drying out. Garnish and serve.