Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Penne Prima Vera

I was feeling the need to make something with lots of veggies and also wanted to use things I had on hand so we could make some room in the fridge & cupboard.
This came out pretty tasty and made enough for us to have it for dinner tomorrow night too! I love stuff like that~

Improvised Penne Prima Vera

4 sausages (Spicy Italian would be best case) cooked & sliced
1 Yellow squash sliced in quarters
1/2 a zucchini sliced in quarter sized slices
1/2 c chopped sweet onion
1/2 c frozen spinach
2 c whole wheat penne pasta
1/4 tsp chili flakes (we like stuff SPICY) so adjust to your preference

1 little jar artichoke hearts, drained
1 little jar roasted red peppers, drained
4 green olives
basil, oregano, salt, pepper & chili flakes
1 T olive oil
1/2 Tomato puree
1 T chopped garlic

Cooke sausage. Steam zucchini and squash, heat spinach in microwave & drain. Combine all sauce ingredients in blender or food processor and puree. Prepare penne according to package directions & drain. In the skillet you cook the sausage in, drain 95% of the grease, then add 1 tsp olive oil, onion blended sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Slice sausage.
In a large bowl combine penne, sauce, spinach, squash & zucchini and sausage & chili flakes & stir to combine well. Top with Parmesan.
Serves 4


Erin said...

Looks great!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Beth, this is so delicious!

Anonymous said...

That looks SOOO good. I love ALL the ingredients. Must try... :)

Deborah said...

This sounds delicious - and a great way to get in lots of veggies!!

MrsPresley said...

this looks so wonderful and healthy... we never have so many veggies on hand in our house, though!