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.

  • 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
  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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  1. oh geez I want that for dinner! looks great

  2. This would be a huge hit with my family! So delicious!

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

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

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

  6. looks very delicious and healthy! Thank you.

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

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

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

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

  11. Mmmm...sausage and veggies. Good choice.

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

  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!!

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

  15. 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...

  16. 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.

  17. I love mopping up sauces with bread too!

  18. 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

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

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

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

  22. 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?

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

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

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

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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