Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sweet Sausage and Veggie Penne Pasta

2 T Olive oil
1 lb sweet italian sausage (removed from casing if it comes in one)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 large sweet onion, chopped
1 c chopped carrots (About 2-3 big ones)
8 oz roasted red bell peppers, cut into bite sized pieces
2 T italian seasoning
1 T chopped rosemary
1 T salt
pepper to taste
2 28-oz cans tomatoes - any kind
1/2 c parmesan cheese, grated
1 lb penne pasta cooked

Prepare canned tomatoes by givine a quick whir in the blender - don't liquify, just chop up a bit to a thick sauce. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a big pan. Add onions, garlic, carrots, and sausage and saute till sausage is done and onions are translucent. Add italian seasoning, red peppers, rosemary, salt, pepper, and tomatoes. Simmer 20 minutes for flavors to mix. Stir in cheese. Serve over cooked penne pasta. Sweet meat, sweet veggies, sweet dish!

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