I stopped at Trader Joes the other day looking for something different to make for dinner. I'm so glad I did! I found a Tofurky Italian Sausage with sun dried tomatoes and basil that is really delicious! Finally, a meatless sausage that's tasty. . .full of flavor. . .and not too spicy. Win-win!!
So what's for dinner tonight? Farfalle with Tofurky Italian Sausage & Sweet Peas.
1 lb box Farfalle
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 or 3 Italian Sausages
1/4 c. red, green and yellow peppers, chopped
1/4 c. sweet onion, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 c. frozen sweet peas
2 Tbs. Olive oil
3 Tbs. real butter
1 1/2 Tbs flour
Salt & Pepper
1/4 c. white cooking wine (optional)
2 c. low-sodium Chicken broth (or 2 c. water + 2 Tbs. chicken seasoning of your choice)
Prepare Farfalle according to package directions. We like our pasta "al denté".
In the meantime, slice sausage into 1/4" slices and over medium heat sauté in olive oil until well browned. Turn your heat to low-medium, and add onions, peppers and garlic. Sauté together, with the sausage, just until onions and peppers are translucent (you don't want to burn the garlic). Add butter and frozen peas (or you could use broccoli florets, cut into small pieces). Stir this mixture and let it cook for 1 minute or until butter melts. Sprinkle flour over top of mixture and blend well. Add white wine and chicken broth. Stir gently. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil and allow it to cook, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes. Longer if using broccoli to be sure florets are tender. Your stock should thicken slightly and reduce by half. Drain pasta and gently fold into the Italian Sausage sauce. Toss with Parmesan cheese right before serving. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh minced parsley.
This made a 9x11 size dish of oh-so-scrumptious pasta goodness ~
The response from my guys? "Delicious!"
NOTE: Tofurky Italian Sausage is high in dietary fiber, no cholesterol, 19g of protein and only 270 calories per one 3 1/2 oz serving.