Sausage Escarole Toss

8:32 AM

We’re on a spring time roll in Richmond, Virginia.  The weather is in full effect; trees are turning green; the birds are chirping.  It’s wonderful.  I love the tulips that I planted last fall.  We even have some random ones popping up from the previous homeowner.  It’s gorgeous around here.  It really puts you in the mood.
I searched for spring-themed recipes for the week and discovered this beautiful dish with escarole and sausage in Bon Appetit.  I know the sausage sounds heavy, but it’s really delightful.  You’ll see.  The colors are perfect for this time of year and it’s such a satisfying, well-rounded dinner.
What You Will Need:

¾ lb of pasta shells
1 lb hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 head of escarole, sliced
1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
1 tsp caraway seeds
4 oz ready-to-eat sun dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
What You Already Have:
Grated Parmesan/Romano cheese blend for garnish
1 T olive oil
Large pot
Large skillet
Slotted spoon
1)      Fill large pot halfway with water and salt.  Bring to boil.
2)      Add escarole and cook for 5 minutes.  Transfer to colander with slotted spoon and keep water boiling.

3)      Add pasta and cook according to directions.  Reserve 1 C of water before draining.
4)      Heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add sausage and brown. 

5)      Add onion and caraway seeds to sausage and cook for another 5-10 minutes.

6)      Add escarole, ½ C water and tomatoes and mix well.  Add more water if too thick.

7)      Add pasta back to large pot and stir in sausage mixture.  Toss with cheese.
8)      Serve.

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  1. What an awesome step by step guide! The dish look delish!

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  2. Looks so delish!

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  3. looks great and sounds so delicious. thanks for sharing your recipe, it will be in our table soon! btw, followed you, hope you can follow me back. thank you! happy Friday and happy Cambodian New Year! :) -PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...!

  4. This looks amazing and is a great recipe for a get together! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

  5. perfect any time of the day! yummm!

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  6. Looks delectable! Yummy to the tummy! Mine is up - My FTF Entry

  7. Oh boy, that looks really good. I love pasta and so as my boys. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Thanks for linking up at Fancy Friday! This dish looks delicious!

  9. i wanted to tell you that i am featuring this delectable dish on fridays unfolded this week...have a wonderful easter weekend!


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