sausage patties / cacio e pepe with cauliflower “cream” sauce / white bean salad

Contents of your meal kit:

ground pork
vinaigrette base
white beans
mint leaves
sausage seasoning
cauliflower “cream” sauce
chopped parsley
grated pecorino
mixed greens

Cookware needed: large saucepan or stockpot, salad bowl, medium or large nonstick skillet, colander

Finishing steps:

  1. Bring a large saucepan or stockpot of water to a boil.
  2. While you’re waiting for water to boil, pour vinaigrette base into the bottom of your salad bowl and add an equal amount of olive oil. Whisk or mix with a fork to combine. Rinse and drain white beans. Remove mint leaves from the sprigs and roughly tear. Toss the beans and mint leaves with the vinaigrette, season with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  3. Working with clean hands, combine ground pork with sausage seasoning, salt & pepper. Form into patties.
  4. When pasta water is boiling, add a generous amount of salt, then add spaghetti and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a small amount of oil in a nonstick skillet, over medium heat. When pan is hot, add pork patties, and cook about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  6. While pasta is cooking, heat the cauliflower cream sauce and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until sauce is thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Once pasta has finished cooking, drain, and add to the skillet with the cauliflower sauce. Season with plenty of pepper, and finish with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and grated pecorino.
  8. Add salad greens to the bowl with beans and toss gently to combine. Drizzle with additional olive oil if needed. Season with salt & pepper to taste.