Sausage and Veggie Bake with Cauliflower Mash

I don’t know how, but it would seem that the cyber world has gotten ahold of my baby pictures…because I’m 99.9% positive that this was (uh, OK fine, still is) me, except for the non-paleo items, duh. I’ve never eaten those. In my whole life.Β 19 Babies Who Understand Your Relationship To Food. If they had large, adult-sized babies with blonde hair named Rachel on this page…you could view my reaction while chowing down on this food (all meals, if I’m being honest). This sausage and veggie bake with cauliflower mash was really good. Especially the cauliflower mash, which I’d never made before, but will for sure be repeating. Soo yup, yesterday was a good day. Not only because of good food and the fact that it was 11/12/13 Β (I’m really into making wishes at 11:11 and all that jazz), but also because I randomly started playing Christmas music. I’m just feeling sorta jolly thinking about the imminent Christmas break (perks of still being a student, holla) and about the sweet nothingness that will ensue for a straight month. Now just to get through finals (already have one next week, ugh)…

Cauliflower never seizes to amaze me. If you asked me just a year ago for a list of vegetables that made me want to puke them right back up, it would have been pretty close to the top. But since starting paleo and giving it a fighting chance, I am a fan. Cauli mash, rice, popcorn (recipe here, SO good)…just insert {starch you miss since going paleo} plus cauliflower and chances are, it exists. You can even make paleo sushi with cauli rice. FREAKIN PALEO SUSHI! On my to-try list. This mash recipe from Stupid Easy Paleo was simple and made lots of leftovers (it’s surprisingly filling). I used minced garlic from the jar instead of the whole cloves it called for. Call me lazy if you want. I threw a little bit of the cauli mash in my eggs this morning…and it will be the last time I will be trying that. Some food combos that sound revolting actually end up being delish. This was not one of those situations. I’m probably one of the only people weird enough to even think of this, but in case you too are a little bizarre, consider yourself warned.

My sausage and veggie bake was easy too (I’m all about one pan dinners, yo) and the color combo made it (almost) too pretty to eat. You can use whatever sausage you please (chicken, pork, etc.) and any other seasonal veggies your heart desires. I wanted to put in some sweet potatoes or butternut squash…but come on, I can’t have EVERY recipe I post include one of those. Although I certainly wouldn’t be opposed.

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Sausage and Veggie Bake, makes about 5-6 servings:

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb uncooked sausage links of your choice (I did mild Italian)
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cups (just a guesstimate, I used the whole net) brussel sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and chop the veggies and disperse evenly on baking sheet. Toss veggies in olive oil and add Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add sausage chunks to dish. Roast for 15 minutes. Toss mixture and return to oven for about 20 minutes.

 

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Cauli Mash (From Stupid Easy Paleo), makes about 6 cups:

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 8 garlic cloves (or the kind in the jar, like I did)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Rinse the cauliflower and cut the florets away from the core. Peel the garlic (if you’re using cloves). Throw the cauliflower and garlic into a medium saucepan along with about 1/2 inch of water. Steam for 8-10 minutes until the cauliflower is tender. Place the cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper into food processor. Mix until consistency is smooth.

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12 thoughts on “Sausage and Veggie Bake with Cauliflower Mash

  1. sooroo

    Looking forward to trying the sausage veggie bake asap. Thanks for including the link for 19 Babies Who Understand Your Relationship to Food – laughing out loud over here!

     
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  5. Bonnie

    We found this recipe on Pinterest while looking for Paleo recipes. We are totally new (this week) to what Paleo is and how great the benefits are to your body. This recipe was totally awesome! We’re satisfied and stuffed. It was also our first time eating mashed cauliflower. Gooood-bye mashed potatoes! (that alone is saying a lot, especially for my husband!) Thank you so much for one of our first Paleo dinners!

     
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