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Check out this healthy and super delicious meal that is a quick week night dinner.


1 pound sweet and/or spicy Italian sausages (casings still on), cut into bite-size pieces
1 head cauliflower, separated into florets and cut into bite-size pieces
1 red onion, thickly sliced
1 tablespoon fennel seed
1/4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 pound fusilli (spiral-shaped pasta)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more to taste
1 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves (left whole), for garnish, but also as an ingredient in its own right


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Place sausage, cauliflower, red onion, fennel seed, olive oil, salt, and pepper on a half-sheet pan (18×13 inches), toss to combine, and roast for 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Cook fusilli to desired doneness, drain, and return to the pot.

Add everything from the sheet pan to the pot with the cooked fusilli, along with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss together.

Thank you to Food 52 for this healthy recipe.

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