Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sausage and Vegetable Skillet {a quick and easy dinner}

Hi there!

Its our second day of being confined to the house. Harry and I have the funk. Mine started Sunday morning and got worse yesterday and today. Harry's had a runny nose for about a week but now it's nice and yellow and accompanied by a cough. TIS THE SEASON. We both feel ok, just trying to stay in and away from people and hopefully it will go away. Harry's going a little stir crazy I can tell, he keeps asking me about the gym and bible study but I figure the moms appreciate me not bringing my snotty nosed child around for a few days...

Do you buy the Wild Oats organic brand that Walmart carries? If not, you should (and this is not a sponsored post, btw) I absolutely love it. Its extremely affordable for organic and I've noticed with every trip to the store WO seems to have more product on the shelves.

A few weeks ago I was making a penne recipe for dinner so I purchased the Wild Oats penne and noticed a recipe on the back for Sausage Saute, so the following week I made the recipe on the back of the box, with a few additions and subtractions :)

Such an easy week night dinner to whip up for your family!

sausagesaute02Sausage & Vegetable Saute

Wild Oats penne rigate
1 pound turkey sausage, cut into 1/2" slices (thicker or thinner according to your liking)
olive oil
1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese, shredded

start boiling the water for the penne (my oven takes forever to boil a pot of water-so if you have a quick boil oven then wait to do this a little later). heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. add the veggies and saute for 2-3 minutes until they start to tender. add sausage and cook until starting to brown, about 7 minutes. you will probably need to add 1-2 more tablespoons of olive oil. lower heat and stir in Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes (eliminate if you don't like spice, add more if you if want to turn up the heat) and keep cooking on low heat. cook your penne while all the flavors are melding, I like for my pasta to be a little firm so I only cook 8-9 minutes, I think package might say 9-11 minutes. When penne is done, drain and with sausage saute and parmesan cheese!


We had ours with garlic knots [here] (they cook in the bag!) and a kale Caesar salad (kale, red onion, parmesan cheese, croutons, brianna's caesar dressing <-- my favorite),



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