In the Kitchen: Orecchiette con Cavolfiore e Salsiccia

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In the kitchen, presented by CVS Health Charity Classic Crave RI, Chef John Granata from Johnny Granata’s Restaurant and Bar is here making Orecchiette con Cavolfiore e Salsiccia, which is pasta with cauliflower and sausage.  He’s joined by TV Maitre d’ Joe Zito.


  • ¾ lb. hot Italian sausage (removed from casing)
  • 1 lg. head of cauliflower (cut into small florets)
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. orecchiette pasta or any small tubular pasta
  • 1 cup Pecorino Romano grated
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook cauliflower for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove with slotted spoon to a bowl while keeping the liquid boiling.
  3. After cauliflower is removed, cook pasta in the same water until al dente.
  4. In a large sauté pan, cook sausage in olive oil on medium heat until it starts to brown slightly.
  5. Add garlic then cauliflower. At this point add pasta and about 4 or 5 tablespoons of pasta water. Adjust salt.
  6. Add cheese, parsley and a good amount of cracked black pepper.
  7. Toss together and serve.

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