Monday, October 6, 2008

Tasty tasty!

Recently I've been looking through my Everday Food cookbook and discovered that there are a few very reasonable and yummy-looking meals. This one only took me about the time it takes to cook the pasta. Amazing. And one thing I love about this book is that they have nutritional information in the back. So I can tell you that this meal is actually good for you. I used Barilla Plus spaghetti instead of linguine and it was really really good. And good for you!

Spaghetti with sausage and peppers
serve 6
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
1 lb long pasta, such as linguine or spaghetti
1 lb Italian sweet turkey sausage (about 4 links), casings removed
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 yellow, orange, or red bell peppers, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
4 T butter
4 C baby spinach leaves (they used arugula and that would be really really good, too. I just had spinach at home)
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. Reserve 1 C pasta water. Return the pasta to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the sauve and 2 T water in a large covered nonstick skillet over Medium heat about 5 minutes. Uncover and raise the heat to medium-high. BVrown the sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, bell peppers, and 1/4 C of reserved pasta water; cook until peppers soften, about 6 minutes. Add 3/4 C water and butter, swirl until encorporated.
  4. Transfer everything to the pot. Add to spinach, season with salt and pepper. Toss; add more pasta water if needed.

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