Sunday, October 17, 2010

Impromptu Creamy Pasta (w/out the cream)

Boil pasta (I use wheat fettuccini)

• Quickly put some frozen Chicken sausage into a pan w/ a little water. When they started to thaw I used scissors to cut them into pieces. Let cook covered so the juices and flavor stayed in the pan with the meat.

*don’t feel like you have to use the meat, this dish would be great without meat and you could add broiled portabellas!

Drained pasta

Pulled out left over veggie broth from fridge. (Any broth you have would be fine)
Heated broth as I added reduced fat cream cheese
It wasn’t thick enough so I tossed in my leftover baked sweat potatoes and mashed them to make a smooth thick sauce.
Added Pesto & meat with the juices.
Topped with a little parmesan asiago blend.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pasta & Sauce - QUICK, easy, yummy

I keep frozen pasta on hand for those rushed nights. Stuffed with whatever you like: cheese, ricotta, mushrooms, chicken, spinach, sausage....

So tonight I tossed some in boiling water, moved to drain.
add balsamic vinegar to hot empty panto reduce
Tossed equal parts of the following in the pan to heat:
tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, pesto
added pasta back in

(actually tasted very similar to Trader Joes Vodka Sauce oddly enough...)