Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Today I have yet another recipe for you that I discovered on Pinterest. Totally addicted.

The recipe is for Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts, from Gimme Some Oven!

I used this chicken sausage in the dish:

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After cutting the chicken sausage into slices, I heated it in a skillet until lightly browned, and added a couple cloves of minced garlic.

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Meanwhile, a pan of halved brussels sprouts roasted in a 400 F oven for about 20-25 minutes, after being tossed in EVOO, salt, and pepper.

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Lastly, I simply combined the chicken sausage, roasted brussels sprouts, and cooked pasta with a few tablespoons of pesto, and voila! Dinner is served. I used a jarred, prepared pesto, but I’m sure fresh pesto would be lovely, if one were so inclined.

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I love how easily this dish came together! I do think the amount of pasta compared to the amount of sausage and sprouts was too much. The recipe actually calls for 1 lb of pasta, and I used 1/2 lb of pasta – next time I would use even less! Roasted brussels sprouts have become one of my favorite things ever (I actually crave them sometimes – weird, right?), so they were an amazing addition to the recipe.P1070516

This dish was a really great combination of flavors and textures. I am a huge fan of the fact that it contains a protein, veggie, and starch, and as a result, can serve as an entire meal on it’s own. To finish it off, I added freshly grated Parmesan cheese atop each serving. This dish was a winner! You can find the recipe here.

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After dinner, Five Cent Femme shared one of the free Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase tickets that she had won with me, and I couldn’t resist a few palm-fuls of popcorn. I was a little sad that Bell’s Winter White was still on draft, and Oberon wasn’t available yet, but we made due. Tim O’Rourke was the headliner of the evening.

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Off to find some more Pinterest recipes!

NoteCurrently listening to: We Are Young – Fun.

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