Stress-Free Cooking Installment 3: Cauliflower Pepperoni Pasta

This Cauliflower & Pepperoni Pasta is one of the easiest meals you’ll ever make! We love it because it’s different than most pasta dishes in that it’s not served with a sauce. It easily makes enough for you to have a meal of leftovers and it seriously takes about 5-10 minutes of prep time. I really like this meal, but Brad, his mom, and brother LOVE it! They can’t get enough whenever I make it. Here’s the recipe — can’t beat it with only 4 ingredients!

  • One 13 oz box of pasta (I usually use whole wheat penne)
  • One head of cauliflower, cut into small pieces, about 1 inch in size
  • One onion, sliced thin
  • One 7 oz bag of thin sliced pepperoni (Or you could order ½ lb from the deli section of your grocery store)

Cauliflower Pepperoni PastaCook the pasta and drain. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Arrange cauliflower flat on a baking sheet, sprinkle generously with salt & pepper and toss with olive oil. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and spread out the sliced onions on the sheet with the cauliflower. Bake for another 8 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and place all of the pepperoni on top of the onions & cauliflower. Bake for another 8 minutes. At this point the Pepperoni will be just getting crispy. Put the pasta in a big bowl and transfer the cauliflower/onion/pepperoni mixture to the bowl, with all of the oil from the baking sheet. Mix well. You can even add some extra olive oil if it looks a little too dry after you’ve mixed it. Enjoy!!

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    • says

      Nice, I’m really glad you like the soy sauce chicken so much!

      You’re going to to really like this pasta — it is definitely one of my favorite recipes! :)

  1. says

    You had me at pepperoni….I love pepperoni!! I’d probably substitute pepperoni chunks though. They’re sometimes hard to find, but you can find packages of little cubes of pepperoni – I love to add them to pizza too. :)

    • says

      I know, you can’t go wrong with pepperoni, right? I’m sure pepperoni chunks would be great too. The pepperoni slices get crispy in the oven, which I love. I’ve had the pepperoni chunks and they are good too. If you try it, let us know how you like it!

    • says

      You’re welcome! Let me know how you like it. You can’t beat how easy this meal is, you basically just have to chop the cauliflower and that’s it! Enjoy!

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