Monday, February 2, 2009

Sausage and Red Pepper Pasta

Lots of color and veggies and each girl CLEANED HER PLATE. They loved this. Packed with fiber and vitamins, this dish is good hot for dinner and as a cold pasta salad for lunch the next day.

1 lb pasta (penne, rotini, shells)
1 1/2 c broccoli
olive oil
1 pkg. turkey smoked sausage
1 c coarsely chopped roasted red peppers
dash salt

Cook pasta is salted water, adding broccoli in the last few minutes of cook time. Drain and return to the pot. In a skillet, heat olive oil to steaming. Slice sausage on diagonal in 1 inch pieces and add to the skillet. Cook til well browned and heated through. Add sausage to the pasta mix, scraping the pan to get all the oil. Add red peppers. Toss well to combine and heat thru. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.