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.