Monday, September 21, 2009


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 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