Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sausage and Asparagus Pasta


My husband decided to cook dinner last night and since that does not happen much anymore, I let him. The dynamics of our cooking have changed so much over time. He used to cook almost all our meals, and as the years have passed by, I have taken over those duties as well as all of the baking.

He is still a far better cook than me, but I can out bake him any day!

1 box Penna pasta
1 large link basil, garlic, chicken sausage (I got at Costco, you can use any smoked sausage you wish)
6 Asparagus spears, ends trimmed and chopped into 1 inch lengths
White sauce, I used Knorr Fettuchini Sauce
1 diced and cored tomato
several scallions ends removede and diced
1 tbl basil
salt and pepper to taste

Cook your pasta in well salted boiling water until al dente, drain, run under cold water and set aside.

Microwave your asparagus for 2 minutes to give them a head start on cooking

Meanwhile, slice your sausage into 1 inch pieces, and saute along with the asparagus until caramelized, several minutes, remove and set aside

Make your Knorr Fettuchini sauce as directed on the package (use a good sized sauce pan as you will be combining everything into this pan)

Add all your ingredients into the cooked Fettuchini sauce, mix well, include salt and pepper, and top with Parmesan if desired!

15 comments:

Debbie said...

The dish looks delicious. Love pasta and asparagus. I am sooo glad to hear that Martha Anne is responding well to her meds and that Bella is doing good too. Bella is totally adorable and I just love the picture of both the dogs together....so cute - the big one and the little one!!!! It is amazing how quick dogs can bond.

MaryBeth said...

Even with the Asparagus this still sounds like a very good and healthy dinner. Great Work!

Elra said...

Scrumptious!
Love the asparagus in there.

Krystal said...

That sure looks great, I can't wait to try it!

NuKiwi said...

You really think he's a better cook??? What does he say? :o) Does look tasty! Hey - happy mum's day!!! Hope you did something fun with your fur babies!

Donna-FFW said...

this looks delicious cheryl. tell him he did an awesome job. so happy to see you positng!

Van Santos said...

The dish looks restaurant quality! Tell the H nice work.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks great. Nice color.

Pam said...

All I can say is YUM. It looks and sounds fantastic.

The Blonde Duck said...

I would be thrilled with a dinner like that!

Lynda said...

How lucky you are that your husband cooks! And this meal sounds so tasty with the sausage and asparagus!

Heather said...

looks so yummy! yay for cooking husbands :)

juliesjewels said...

Tried it last night and my husband loved it!

Spryte said...

YUM! What a great quick easy meal!

Kevin said...

That is a tasty looking pasta!

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