Sausage Pasta

This one was a “hope it turns out” and ended up being a very tasty meal. A little bit of heat to this but not much, lots more veggies than it looks like, very good overall. Even my (soon to be) 4 year old son liked it.


(Sorry for the fuzzy pic, the steam kept fogging up my lens…)

Ingredients
1 pound spiral pasta (save 1 cup of pasta water before draining)
1 pound mild pork sausage
2 cups sliced bell pepper
4 cups fresh spinach (or 1 cup frozen and thawed)
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 jar roasted poblano alfredo sauce

Cook pasta until al dente and set aside. Brown the sausage and drain the fat off. Add the bell peppers to the sausage and brown until slightly soft. Add spinach and wilt. Add pasta water and alfredo sauce. Stir together well and pour over pasta. Add green onions and stir. Let sit for a couple minutes so the pasta can absorb some of the sauce, serve and enjoy!

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Sausage & Potatoes

Sausage & Potatoes

Ingredients
1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes in juice
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-1/4 pounds sweet or hot Italian turkey sausage
2 medium-size all-purpose potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch half moons
1 medium-size onion, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
3/4 cup shredded pepper-Jack cheese
Directions
1. Add tomatoes and their juice to a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Break apart tomatoes with a spoon. Stir in Italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper flakes.
2. Tuck sausages down into sauce. Add potatoes, zucchini and onion. Cover. Cook on high heat for 4 hours or on low heat for 8 hours.
3. Uncover pot and remove sausages. Slice into 1-inch-thick coins, and return to mixture, stirring gently, along with the bread crumbs. Serve in bowls; sprinkle each with shredded cheese.

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