Last night was a pasta night. I made something a little more unique than regular spaghetti, I'm not even sure what to call it. In my house we just call it broccoli sausage pasta.
- Penne pasta
- Frozen broccoli florets
- Smoked turkey sausage
- Homemade marinara sauce
For the marinara, I mince a Maui onion and a head of garlic and sautee them in a pan with some olive oil until they are translucent. The reason for this is that the garlic can be a little spicy, in a bad way, if you don't cook it long enough. After that, I add some tomato puree and let it simmer for at least 20-30 minutes.
|Garlic, onion, and olive oil|
This particular night, I added some grated parmesan cheese to the sauce just to make it even better :)
To make the pasta part of the dish, I boil some penne pasta for about 10 minutes, and about 8 minutes in I add the broccoli just to let it thaw and mix in well with the pasta before draining. I also thinly slice the sausage and when the pasta/broccoli are done, I drain and return the mixture to the same pan along with the sausage. After that I mix everything together with the sauce and add some cheese on top, and it's delicious :)
|Pasta mixture ingredients|
|All mixed together|
And there you have it, unique delicious pasta.