The other night, after a not-so-great date, I darted home for a quick and late dinner. In the fridge, I found mushrooms, a turkey sausage and scallions - perfect for a fast pasta! The good thing about this is that the vegetables can be swapped out for just about anything you have to use up....
quickie pasta with veggies and sausage.
3/4 dry whole wheat pasta (I used penne)
2 scallions, diced
1 turkey sausage link, sliced on the diagonal
8-10 mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
1 garlic clove, minced
splash of red wine
freshly grated parmiggiano
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat large skillet on medium heat. In a saucepan, boil water and cook pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in the skillet, add a generous drizzle of olive oil in the pan. Wait a minute and add garlic. Saute 2 minutes and add scallions. Saute another 2 minutes and add mushrooms, salt and pepper and wine. Cook for 5 minutes and add sausage slices. Cook for about 5 minutes until mushrooms cook down and flavors combine. Add a splash of pasta water and parmiggiano cheese. Stir to combine. Add cooked pasta and fold to mix topping/sauce with pasta. Serve with a topping of parmiggiano cheese and a grind of fresh cracked black pepper.