Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mom Meals: Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Penne

This recipe is another great way to clean out your fridge and also gets your family to eat more vegetables!

Sausage and Roasted Vegetable Penne
Serves 4

1 red bell pepper, remove seeds and stems and chop into chunks
1/2 pound sliced crimini mushrooms
1 pound broccolini, ends trimmed
1 package Trader Joe's sweet italian sausage, remove the casings and break them up into small chunks
1/4 cup white wine (optional)
12 ounces penne, cook according to package instructions
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Grated parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. In a bowl, toss all the vegetables in oil. Season with salt and pepper
3. Place on a baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes or until caramelized. Turn the vegetables halfway through the cooking time
4. In a large skillet, saute sausage until cooked through
5. Turn up the heat and deglaze with white wine
6. Once the vegetables are cooked and cooled, add them, along with any pan juices, to the skillet
7. Toss in the cooked penne. Add reserved pasta water or some tomato sauce, if desired, to moisten
8. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with parmesan cheese


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