…because it’s fast. So fast. Also, easy and inexpensive. The trifecta.
Here are your ingredients:
a package of Italian sausage
a box of rotini
2 jars of sun-dried tomato pesto
1/2 to one cup of grated parmeason cheese
I choose the Barilla Plus, which is a whole grain pasta with ground flax-seed. Makes me feel a little better about eating carbs.
Lightly coat a pan with olive oil and add the sausage, cooking over medium heat. Turn it mid-way through cooking. When cooked through, transfer the sausage to a cutting board and let it rest 5 minutes before slicing.
While the sausage is cooking, cook the rotini to al dente.
Toss the pasta, sausage, pesto, a dribble of olive oil, and most of the parmesan together in a bowl. Top with remaining parmesan. Serve.
This is about a 30-minute dinner. Enjoy!
My thanks to my friend Valerie for inviting me to share this recipe at her blog party.