Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Italian Sausage with Sauteed Vegetables and Pasta


I love this meal, either over polenta or with pasta, its really easy and yummy, I even had the leftovers with homemade bread oh that was divine, great to mop up the sauce!

First get a good quality Italian sausage from a butcher, I got mine from The Fresh Market.

Ingredients:
  • 3 big sweet Italian sausages - I used sweet or spicy are also good.
  • 2 leeks chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • Italian herbs
  • some frozen peas and snap peas, or any veg in the fridge!
  • one celery chopped
  • 1/2 eggplant chopped
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
Method:
  1. saute the leeks, onion, garlic, celery for 3 minutes then add the sliced sausage and stir well.
  2. add the herbs, eggplant, tomato and peas and simmer for 20-25 minutes until cooked and the tomatoes have reduced down into a lovely sauce.
  3. add the snap peas for a few minutes and serve over any desired pasta.
Stay tuned tomorrow I found an Icelandic blogger and he is sharing an Icelandic dessert recipe!

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39 comments:

  1. This would be a huge hit with my family! So colorful..so delicious!

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  2. I made something very similar tonight-- italian chicken sausage with red peppers and spinach. Love the eggplant addition in yours-- sounds great!

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  3. Claire: heres a plate for you lol
    Figtree: oh thanks we all loved it
    April: great minds think alike

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  4. Like a healthier version of a sausage and pepper sandwich. I LOVE it.

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  5. looks very delicious and healthy! Thank you.

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  6. A classic dish in my kitchen and I adore it! It's simple and so yummy :)

    I've an award waiting for you at my blog!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  7. Great combo of veggies for the sausage.. nice change up from just peppers. Delicious!

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  8. thanks Kara
    Azita: thanks so much and for the guest post
    Gera: oh thanks on my way over lol
    Donna: thanks smiles

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  9. Mmm, Italian sausages and pasta - a marriage made in heaven!

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  10. Mmmm...sausage and veggies. Good choice.

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  11. I Love Italian sausages in pasta! So flavorful. yum!

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  12. That is a simple and delicious dish!

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  13. What a great way to get Alex to eat some veg! He loves sausage and pasta so I cant go wrong with this one!!

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  14. I love my pasta dishes as yummie & tasty looking as this one,....mmmmmmmm!!!

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  15. I love these simple and scrumptious dinners. It looks so good, and I think I can even smell how good it is!

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  16. Rebecca, what a terrific, simple meal ~ packed with flavors using a variety of ingredients. This is what cooking is all about. Making something delicious with things one has on hand in the pantry. Thanks...

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  17. I have to tell you that these rotini pastas were my kids favorite for an unusually long time - this dish would rock my world with the italian sausage.

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  18. I love mopping up sauces with bread too!

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  19. Natashya oh thanks
    Jenn: thanks
    Sook: smiles
    3 hungry tummies: thanks
    Ruth: oh thats cool hope it works
    Sophie: thanks so much
    Lyndsey: thanks i also love simple
    George: oh how true thanks
    doggybloggy: oh J loves pasta as well lol

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  20. peachkins: oh thats what bread is for he he

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  21. So full of ideas! What a gifted person you are!

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  22. Sausage and veggies sound great over pasta or polenta, a delicious meal!

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  23. I had been sneaking the Italian sausage in my soups, pasta sauces for a few months, and hubby was clueless; it gives so much flavor and I never had it in Texas, now I love it...You dish looks good. Do you have enough for all of us?

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  24. I adore sweet sausage! This looks like such an easy and delicious meal, Rebecca! And you've got eggplant in it...it's my favorite veggie.

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  25. You can never go wrong with pasta in my opinion. Great recipe!!

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  26. What a super dish! Perfect to throw together on a weeknight and full of some of my favorite things.

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  27. definitely my kind of dish, looks really great!

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  28. My grandparents used to make their own spicy italian sausages and then we would have a pasta feast...I miss that, but your recipe bought back some delicious memories.

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  29. Laura: thanks so much
    5 star foodie: thanks
    Chef E: heres some for you my friend
    Barbara; smiles
    mom on the run: thanks
    Joanne: oh yep its quick and yumy
    eating RD: thanks
    Bridgett: oh wow that must have been amazing

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  30. Such a nice balanced meal. Tinkyada, here I come.

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  31. This is a great pasta recipe. I love Italian Sausage.

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  32. What a lovely delicious meal...I feel like pasta right now!

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  33. I love all the diverse recipes you post! Never fails to make me hungry :)

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  34. sweet and savory thanks so much
    Diana: thanks
    Zurin: oh adore pasta
    dhaleb oh thanks so sweet of u

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  35. I like the pasta shapes you used in the recipe! Looks so good!

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  36. Mmm--I love anything with sausage and pasta--it looks delicious!

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  37. This is simply delicious! Perfect for those on diet. hehe...

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