Rustic Italian Sausage Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Two Cheese Sauce (ww 16 pts.)
I invented this recipe last night when I wanted something a little different, but also quick. It was a hit, as most pasta dishes are at our house.
linguine or other type pasta (penne would be good)
half & half -about 2 cups (I used 1 cup milk and 1 cup half &half)
parmesan cheese (about 1 cup)
mozzerella cheese (about 1 cup)
small onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
butter for making the sauce (1 Tbs)
roasted red peppers (I used fresh and sauteed them instead of a jarred)
Italian sausage, browned (I used Jimmy Dean, Sage and it was good)
Cook the pasta according to the directions. Brown the sausage and drain the fat. In a saucepan, cook the onion and garlic in the butter until soft. Whisk in the half & half. Then stir in the cheeses and let them melt into the sauce over low heat. I didn’t really measure any of the sauce ingredients, but went by what I thought looked good. I also added salt and pepper.
When the pasta is cooked, drain it and put it back in the cooking pot. Add in the sausage, sauce and roasted red peppers. Serve it with a salad
The recipe made enough for 4 servings. So now you know the OUCH... The points spent on dinner..... but it was good. So if your one of those great people who don't have to worry about calories or WW pts.... try it.