Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sausage and Roasted Pepper Pasta


1 lb. Penne Pasta (Whole Wheat or Omega Enhanced Variety)
1 1/4 cups Broccoli Florets
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 links Hot or Sweet Turkey Sausage
1 cup Chopped Jarred Roasted Red Bell Peppers
2 tbsp Chopped Fresh Parsley
1/2 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp. Hot Red Pepper Flakes


Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package label directions, adding broccoli for last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain well in a colander. In a medium nonstick skillet warm 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, turning frequently, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until well browned and cooked through. Transfer sausage to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, cut sausage crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Return pasta and broccoli to cooking pot and add sausage, roasted peppers, remaining olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper flakes. Toss to combine well; serve hot.