Monday, September 21, 2009

Recipe

My baby sister is finally learning her way around the kitchen, and she asked me for an easy recipe she could try out. Naturally, I went for my go-to on easy cooking, Sam the Cooking Guy. Nick has made this twice, and it is FANTASTIC! If you substitute the heavy whipping cream for fat free evaporated milk, it goes a long way towards being a little more Weight Watchers Friendly. I'll spare you the actual point value, but trust me, it's worth it.

Fat Boy Pasta


-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 lb pasta (the tube shaped ones (rigatoni, mostaccioli or penne) are ideal because they hold the sauce better) I use penne because I've never even heard of mostaccioli.
-1 lb spicy Italian sausage (casings removed and crumbled) I don't have the time to 'remove the casings' of sausage links, so I buy bulk sausage. And we haven't used spicy because Ava won't even try it if she overhears us mention the word spicy. Ugh.
-4 cloves garlic
-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-3 tablespoons butter
-1 cup whipping cream again, try substituting the fat free evaporated milk. You get it in the baking aisle. And you really can't even tell the difference. Mostly.
-1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
-2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley


1. Heat oil in hot pan, and add sausage, garlic and red pepper flakes
Break apart and cook until no longer pink and add cream - simmer on low.

2. Add pasta to boiling water - when the pasta's ready, so is the sausage

3.Drain pasta and add to sausage

4. Add butter & Parmesan cheese & parsley - mix well

5. Sprinkle with a little more cheese of course and serve

Could it BE any easier?

Check out http://www.thecookingguy.com/ for more great, super easy recipes. I'm being totally serious, I've made most of his stuff, and every single thing we try is amazing. And easy!

1 comment:

  1. that looks too hard and i don't know what half those ingredients are. I just pretend i like to cook. Really, I hate it

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