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:
After cutting the chicken sausage into slices, I heated it in a skillet until lightly browned, and added a couple cloves of minced garlic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Off to find some more Pinterest recipes!
Currently listening to: We Are Young – Fun.