Trinh and I are lazy. Real lazy.
So lazy, I didn’t want to write this intro.
And Trinh’s so lazy that she understands where I’m coming from…so she told me to write this.
In fact, she wrote those last few sentences, and I copied and pasted it into the blog.
On to the good stuff… the food!
To make this Sausage Veggie Pasta, you will need:
4 cups of vegetable broth
12 oz fettuccine; this turns out to be about 3/4 of an average box of pasta.
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
12 oz of chicken apple sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces; this ended up being about 3 links for me.
3 cups of kale, leaves only, discard the stem.
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
2 cups of asparagus; ends chopped off, the rest cut into three pieces, each a couple inches long.
2 cups of broccoli, cut into large florets
2 cups of onion, thinly sliced
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon of chili pepper or sauce (optional)
1) Add the olive oil and garlic to a large pot. Cook your sausage at the bottom of the pot for a few minutes. It should be sold fully cooked already, but cook it longer if it isn’t.
2) Add the fettuccine, asparagus, kale, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, salt, pepper, and vegetable broth to the pot. If you are including chili pepper/sauce, add it too.
3) Bring the broth to a boil. Use tongs to toss the ingredients. Continue tossing for about 10 minutes, or until the pasta becomes tender. If the broth evaporates before the pasta is cooked, add a 1/2 cup of water to the pot so the pasta can cook completely.
4) Once the pasta is cooked, add the heavy whipping cream, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Toss the ingredients for another minute or so, just long enough to warm the cream.
It’s ok if there is still some liquid at the bottom of the pot; this will thicken as it cools.
If you’re a fatty like me, serve it with more grated parmesan on top. That’s it. You’re all done! Look at the beautiful meal you made.
I bet you feel fancy with your fancy pasta dish, don’t you, Mr. Fancypants? Get out of here. You make me sick.