Monday, February 22, 2010

Sausage Pasta with Marscapone

I know... just by the title you can already tell how healthy this meal is :) I think anything you make at home yourself is better than anything you'd get while eating out though so I'm okay with it. My friend who cuts my hair and is also my neighbor let me in on this quick and simple recipe. The original recipe calls for canellini beans in place of the peas and mushrooms, but I didn't have any and besides, I like a little green in my meals. Then I can "justify" the mounds of marscapone.

Sausage Pasta with Marscapone

Farfalle Pasta

1 medium onion, chopped

a few cloves garlic, chopped (garlic powder is fine too)

1 cup frozen peas

handful of mushrooms

2 Italian Sausages

8 oz Marscapone cheese

While pasta cooks, remove sausage from casing and brown in a skillet with a tiny bit of olive oil to prevent sticking. Add onions and garlic and let them sweat for a few minutes while sausage browns.

Add peas and mushrooms...

Add 3/4 cup (about 8 oz) of Marscapone cheese. Let it sit and melt a little before you fold it in.

Yummy... add a little pasta water to thin it out if you think its too thick. I thought it was just right!
Add salt to taste and toss with Farfalle Pasta. Here I added some black pepper and crushed red pepper because I felt like it :)

This recipe was definitely a winner in my book - easy, yummy, and the kids even picked at it. This definitely makes enough for 4. Next time I would brown the sausage then remove it and let it drain to omit some fat, saute the onions, garlic, peas, and mushrooms separately and then add the sausage back in.


la mia dolce vita said...


The Longendyke Family said...

2 things - 1) My neighbor cuts my hair, too! Random. and 2) I LOVE marscapone cheese...maybe more than life itself. ;) thank you for posting this - can't wait to try it!