Tuesday, January 26, 2010

~yummy recipe~

Okay, I love to cook.  It seems like since our kids have gotten older and into more activities, I end up cooking the same boring things.  I LOVE watching the food channel and could browse recipe books for hours, but when it comes down to it, I cook what's comfortable and familiar.

A few weeks ago I was looking up recipes online and ran across one that sounded good, looked fairly healthy, and - here comes the amazing part - I tried it!  Glen loved it, but that's not saying much - there's not much he doesn't like.  I liked it, which is rare:)

I didn't take a picture (like you, Glenna - awesome, btw!).  We ate it too fast to get the camera out!  I've posted it below and hope you love it as much as we do.

Spicy Sausage and Peppers Penne


8 oz whole wheat penne pasta
1 lb hot italian turkey sausage (about 4 links)
1 each - med. green, yellow and red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 14.5 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese

1.Cook pasta according to package directions in Professional (4-qt.) Casserole; drain and keep warm.

2.Meanwhile, cook sausage in Family (12-in.) Skillet over medium-high heat 14-16 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned and no longer pink, turning occasionally. Remove sausages from skillet; cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces and set aside. Cut bell peppers into 1/4-inch strips using Chef's Knife. Coarsely chop onion using Food Chopper.

3.In same skillet, cook bell peppers, onion and garlic pressed with Garlic Press over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add sausage, tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasoning mix. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

4.Place pasta in large bowl; pour sauce mixture over pasta, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings



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