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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chicken Sausage "Pasta" with Asparagus, Red Pepper & Mushrooms

I get a daily email from AllRecipes.com everyday, and this one caught my eye the other day. I decided to make it in two batches, half with bowtie noodles for the paleo holdouts and 1/2 with spaghetti squash for me. Mine looked just as good and everyone seemed to like it, even though my kids have a tendency to pick out anything red or green.

Chicken Sausage Pasta with Asparagus, Red Pepper and Mushrooms
1 pkg of 5 Trader Joe Chicken Sausages
1/2 box of bow tie pasta for the family and 1/2 a spaghetti squash leftover from the other day
1 clove garlic minced
1 tbspn olive oil
1 bunch asparagus bottoms cut off and cut in 1 inch segments
1 red pepper diced
1 carton sliced mushrooms
1 cup chicken broth
1 tbspn basil
salt and pepper
olive oil
1 cup parmesan cheese

Boil the noodles and drain, prep the spaghetti squash and fork shred. In saucepan saute garlic in oil and then add vegis and chicken cut up in 1/2 inch rounds. Continue to saute for 5-7 minutes (I stirred the meat first to brown a little and then removed into a separate bowl while I sauteed and boiled the vegis). Then add broth and bring to a boil.Add back noodles, meat and stir all together. Remove from heat and fold in cheese and another tbspn of olive oil. (I split the meat/vegi mixture between the noodles and the spaghetti squash and added 1/2 cup cheese to each). No cheese if you are doing strict paleo, but sorry, not as much flavor either.

1 comment:

  1. I have a turkey-veggie soup recipe that fits the Paleo diet and is so delicious. Is there a place I can post for others to see? I am really enjoying your posts and getting ideas for meals/snacks. Thanks so much!
    Andrea J.