Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Episode 15 - In which Kristy finishes dinner with a huge belly.

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Huge.  This is probably the most filling pasta dish ever.  It's fiber and veggie filled so you can do some girl math and almost forgive the fact that it also contains sausage. This sauce was a collaborative effort.  Dawson used his usual awesome tomato sauce-making skills and I threw some stuff into the pot here and there so I could say I helped.  ;)

1/2 box whole wheat penne
1 tbsp olive oil
3 hot Italian sausages, removed from their casings
5 cloves of garlic, miced
1 onion, diced
4 carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
2 tbsp fresh oregano, minced
1 1/2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp rosemary
1 big pinch of each salt and pepper
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup aged asiago cheese, shredded

Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan and brown the sausage for  about 2-3 minutes.  Add the garlic and onions and cook for another 2 minutes.  Add the carrots and zucchini and cook until slightly softened.  Next add the herbs, balsamic and the tomatoes and bring the whole thing up to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until thickened slightly.
Meanwhile, cook your pasta according to the package directions. 
To serve, fill a bowl with noodles, top with sauce and a good sprinkling of cheese.  Deeeelicious.  We had ours with our homemade whole wheat cheese bread...'cause it's awesome.

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