I’ve been so busy prepping my garden for summer that I haven’t had too much time to post. I’m excited, though, to post all kinds of recipes using my fresh garden veggies soon! In the meantime it has been a bit cold and rainy up in NJ lately and has only just started to feel like summer this past week. So here is a recipe I made last week that came out really delicious. I had some leftover sausage from a BBQ and made it into this. Enjoy!
Leftover Sausage Pasta
- Leftover sausage, cut into small pieces
- Pasta (I prefer cavatelli with this but whatever you have will work fine)
- Chopped spinach or broccoli (can use fresh or frozen)
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Tomato sauce
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
- Make sure to cut the sausage into small pieces
- Heat up olive oil in a frying pan and when hot add the sausage and the tomato sauce. Cook for a few minutes so the flavors can blend.
- Once sausage and tomato sauce has cooked for a few minutes, add in the spinach or broccoli and the pasta and mix together.
- Add mozzarella and parmesan on top and place the lid on the pan.
- Reduce heat to low and let cook for about 15 minutes.
A note on my “recipes”
Sharing my ideas for what to do with leftovers is easy but explaining the actual recipe is a bit harder. What I mean is that I cannot give exact amounts to add because the leftover amount will always be a little different for everyone. So most of these recipes require an ‘eyeballing’ of amounts. This is also how I cook–I do not usually measure anything. What I make rarely requires exact amounts of ingredients. That is why I don’t bake often!