Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I made this the other night. It's exceptionally basic.

But so so so so so good.

It took about ten minutes to throw together. Incredibly simple. Nothing special.

But sooooooooo good.

Rotini + Sausage

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 package Jimmy Dean’s Reduced Fat Pork Sausage
sea salt and black pepper
5 ounces frozen peas, defrosted
1 package Barilla Plus Multigrain Rotini
1/2 cup grated reduced fat Monterrey Jack

Boil salted water in a large pot. Cook pasta according to package directions.

Add two tablespoons of olive oil to a large pan over high heat. Add sausage and sauté, breaking until brown and crumbly. Remove meat from pan and set aside. Add two more tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Add the peas and sauté for three minutes. Return the meat to the pan and cook for another three minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Drain pasta. Return pasta to the pot and add the meat mixture. Combine thoroughly and add cheese. Gently cook over medium heat for six minutes. Drizzle in remaining olive oil. Turn off the heat and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and serve.


NotesFromAbroad said...

I don't eat sausage but that still looks good !
Pats on the belly, besos.

The Brick Cottage said...

Sounds delicious! When I was pregnant that would have given me wicked heartburn--I hope you were spared (especially since you're still nauseous!).

Lausi said...

Looks yummy :)

Thanks for commenting on my blog, it led me here and I'm at awe about your "renovation skills".

I will certainly check out your posts about all that, since hubby and I are in the middle of our own renovation projects :)

Cass said...

heartburn be damned that looks super tasty!! I might give it a go the weekend x