Monday, September 8, 2014

Pasta Bowl!

Don't you just love a nice big bowl of pasta? Honestly, you can hardly ever go wrong even when it's not that good. But, hey, when it's good, well, that's really nice. This is one such dish in my humble opinion. This is a cookcat original as far as I know. A friend told me about chicken sausages by Miller Farms and that's what I used here and they are scrumptious!! Nice tip, D. Here's what you'll need to have this happen in your kitchen:

12 oz radiatore pasta ( I love this shape-like an old fashioned radiator) or any shape pasta you have
1 yellow pepper, cut in chunks
1 small onion, in slices
3 smoked chicken sausages, cut in 1 inch slices
1/2 cup mint/basil pesto recipe here at
or any other pesto you might have, commercial or home made
some dried red pepper
olive oil
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese
a handful of fresh spinach if you have it

Boil pasta according to pkg.
In large skillet, sauté peppers, onion, and sausage in some olive oil--adding a bit of red pepper flakes and some salt and pepper. When pasta is done cooking, save a cup of the pasta water and drain. Add drained pasta to the skillet, add the pesto and some reserved water and combine. Throw in the spinach and slowly add the rest of the reserved pasta water so that your pasta is not dry. Scoop into bowls and top with Parmesan and enjoy!

Serves two with leftovers.

1 comment:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! Who would have thought to use the sausage in a pasta bowl?! Can't wait to try it!