Pasta and Sausage Medley

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Sausage Pasta Medley

Sausage Pasta Medley

This  hits all your taste buds.  So colorful and healthy.  An entire meal in a bowl that will leave you satisfied and happy.

I like colorful meals.  And I remember reading once that the more colorful your plate of food, the healthier.  This dish was also one of those made up dishes.  And here is how it happened.

Let me know if you have every done this.  I made my kitchen rounds not knowing what to prepare for dinner.  I looked in the pantry, in the frig and stared into the freezer until my face chilled.  Many years ago there was a show on the Food Network called Door Knockers hosted by Robin Leach.  He would come to your home and make a 5 course dinner with whatever you had on hand.

I loved that show and still play it out in my house.

So here was my initial inspiration.

 

The Inspiration

The Inspiration

Then I rounded up the rest of the crowd while I was cooking my pasta.

The Ingredients

The really cool thing about this dish  is that you do not necessarily need to add meat.  But I did.  I am a big user of what I have on hand type of gal, so I used three of the sausage links.

I partially thawed them, then squeezed them out in chunks from the casings.

Cooking the Sausage

And then cooked them in the skillet.

When the pasta was cooked I transferred to a colander and reused the same pan to saute my peppers, garlic and a little onion for a couple of minutes.

Adding flavor

Then I just dumped the whole bag of veggies in the saucepan, covered with a lid and let cook on medium low heat until veggies were thawed and heated.

Veggie

At this point I had a few minutes and decided to make a refreshing glass of lemonade.

Quick mix lemonade while waiting for the veggies to cook.

Quick mix lemonade while waiting for the veggies to cook.

 Thirsty?

 

What I really liked about this bag of veggies is that it had chickpeas, kidney beans and white beans mix in with the carrots, broccoli and beans.

Once the veggies were heated, I simply dumped the veggies into the colander on top of the pasta.

Next I melted the butter in the saucepan and added the lemon juice.  Once melted transferred the veggies and pasta back into the pan and just mixed it all up.

And then it all came together.  Into the serving bowls it went.

Sausage Pasta Medley

Sausage Pasta Medley

Added the sausage and topped with fresh basil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

 Sausage and Pasta Medley

  • 3 Sausage Links
  • 1/2 box pasta of your choice
  • 1 bag mix veggies
  • one clove garlic
  • 2 peppers, diced, optional
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh basil
  • parma cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

 

 

One thought on “Pasta and Sausage Medley

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      Kathy

      August 19, 2014 at 3:49am

      Thank you. Hoping to purchase a higher quality camera soon. Never thought food photography would be my new hobby, but it is.

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  1. Diana Villa

    August 18, 2014 at 6:40pm

    Everything looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing this great post and recipe ^_^

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  2. Kungphoo

    August 18, 2014 at 9:54pm

    We have made a variation of this in the past.. its a very good combination!

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  3. FamiGami

    August 19, 2014 at 2:06am

    I’m not a fan of sausage but I’m more than willing to try a dish like this!

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  4. angela johnson

    August 19, 2014 at 3:15am

    hmmmm…We don’t eat red meat, but I bet it would be yummy with chicken. May try it out 🙂

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  5. Nolie

    August 19, 2014 at 3:54am

    This looks delicious. I love using frozen veggies in recipes. It’s so much quicker and easier than chopping up everything myself.

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  6. Natalie

    August 19, 2014 at 7:34am

    this looks really tasty, the kids love stuff like this, would make great dinner.

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  7. Kath Rivera

    August 19, 2014 at 12:05pm

    I’m a fan of both combination so this one is yummy for me! It’s healthy too 🙂

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  8. laura

    August 19, 2014 at 2:12pm

    Oh this looks delicious and fresh! Thanks for sharing, I’m going to have to give it a try.

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  9. Mary Ann

    August 19, 2014 at 3:30pm

    Got to love when you can come up with a tasty meal from ingredients you have on hand. I have to plan way ahead or I am stuck not knowing what to make.

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  10. Rosey

    August 19, 2014 at 3:50pm

    My husband would just love this medley. It turned out great for photos too!

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  11. Britney

    August 19, 2014 at 4:42pm

    Looks delicious! I love the mixture of the sausage and pasta.

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  12. Deanna Ritz

    August 19, 2014 at 7:37pm

    What a healthy, easy, & quick meal to throw together. Thanks for sharing and giving me a great idea for dinner. 🙂

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  13. Andrea Kruse

    August 19, 2014 at 10:02pm

    Looks like a great choice for a fast and healthy dinner idea!! Pasta is one of my last minute faves.

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  14. Chrissy Mazzocchi

    August 20, 2014 at 2:16am

    This looks amazing! I am always looking for new meals to make 🙂

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  15. Risa

    August 20, 2014 at 4:35pm

    Looks good! We get Italian sausage every once in a while so this is a nice new way to make it!

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  16. Liz Mays

    August 20, 2014 at 9:42pm

    That sounds absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait to make this in Fall.

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  17. Rebecca Swenor

    August 20, 2014 at 9:50pm

    This looks amazing and I will have to try this recipe. I love hot Italian sausage. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Rachael

    August 21, 2014 at 5:04am

    I love sausage, especially in pasta. I love how colorful this is.

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  19. jenivieve

    August 21, 2014 at 3:52pm

    sausage is always something I forget when making pasta but this looks really delicious. I’m definitely going to have to remember this one.

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  20. Erin

    August 21, 2014 at 9:32pm

    That looks so good! I’m going to have to try this when my boyfriend gets back from training.

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  21. Kristen

    August 22, 2014 at 2:41am

    Looks like a healthy easy weeknight meal.

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  22. yan

    August 22, 2014 at 6:09am

    it looks like a salad and is so colorful! i’m sure it tasted great and healthy! >XD thanks for sharing!

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  23. jane

    August 22, 2014 at 1:48pm

    i love pasta! would love to do this too on mine!

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  24. Nile

    August 29, 2014 at 6:56am

    I have to agree, it does look great. I usually leave it in the casing, brown them up and cut them diagonal, and put a little brown to the insides as well.

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  25. Alojamiento web

    July 18, 2016 at 3:18pm

    This creamy pasta and sausage dinner gets some heat from Cajun seasoning, and it s ready to serve in 15 minutes.

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