Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sausage & Vegetable Pasta Supper

We received this cookbook as a wedding or shower gift. It was one of the first cookbooks I used as a newlywed, trying to figure out how to cook. :)  It has simple recipes and a wide range of recipes. This is one of our favorites.

8 ounces uncooked rigatoni or twist pasta
2 T butter or margarine
1 pound cooked smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1/2 t fresh minced garlic
1 (28oz) can whole tomatoes, drained cut into pieces (I ALWAYS buy the petite cut tomatoes in a can, never whole)
2 cups (8oz) shredded Monterrey jack cheese (or I use whatever I have on hand, usually shredded mozzarella)

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile in Dutch oven melt butter. Add sausage, green pepper, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until green pepper is crisply tender (8-10 min). Stir in pasta, tomatoes and cheese. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through. (3-5 min)

Serves 6.

Nutritional Information (serving)
Calories 600; Protein 26g; Carb 27g; Fat 39g; Chol 98mg; Sodium 969mg

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