"Wheelie" Good Pasta

10:19 AM

This concoction is very similar to the Three Cheese Piccolini, but the meal involves sausage.  I love fixing this meal for the family because the kids can use their fingers.  It’s really not that messy, but it’s fun for them.  It’s simple and quick.  Dinner is ready in a flash and there’s plenty of time for a bath! 
What You Will Need:

2 medium heads of broccoli, use florets only (save stems for veggie broth later)
½ lb of Piccolini or orrechiette pasta
1 lb sausage (I used sweet this time)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
What You Already Have:
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T olive oil
½ C parmesan cheese, grated
Large pot
1)      Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion and cook for 3 minutes.
2)      Add garlic and cook for another minute.

3)      Steam broccoli.
4)      Bring water to a boil in large pot.  Add pasta.  Cook for 7 minutes or until al dente.
5)      Add sausage to skillet.  Brown and crumble.

6)      Strain pasta and pour back into pot.
7)      Add steamed broccoli to pot. 

8)      Mix in sausage mixture and toss.
9)      Add parmesan.

10)   Serve. 
How easy is that??
Note: You can control the fat and salt.  Add salt to taste if desire, but it really doesn’t need it.  Cook sausage in different skillet and drain before pouring into pasta.  Reserve ¼ cup of pasta water and add with sausage.
"Wheelie" Good Pasta
Linked to: http://mommateacherlady.blogspot.com/2011/07/thankful-thursday-blog-hop.html

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  1. Sure sounds like wheelie good pasta, thanks for your recipe, and tonight is pasta night, your up. What time can I expect you? :)

  2. Ha! I'll cook for $20/hr if I can be home to cook for my family too.


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