Tasty Tuesday #54
Hey guys! I'm back again with another Tasty Tuesday!
I do alter my recipes to fit my own tastes, so please also feel free to refer back to the original recipe at the bottom of the post to see what I may have eliminated.
Most of my recipes are Weight Watcher friendly, but don't let that scare you away. They are actually really good. I've also found some great websites like Skinny Kitchen and Skinny Taste that I use a lot too. Most of my recipes have some kick to them, so if you are not a big spicy person, adjust the spices to better fit your tastes. OH. And all of the meals I cook are really easy to prepare. I'm not big on difficult meals.
Today I am featuring:
Radiatore Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli
-14 oz. Italian chicken sausage, casing removed
-12 oz. uncooked pasta (or brown rice or quinoa pasta)
-6 and 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets, no stems
-5 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
-1/4 cup parmesan cheese
-2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
-salt and pepper
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet and brown the sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks with a wooden spoon until browned. Remove from heat.
2. When the water boils, add the pasta and bring back to a boil. When the water is boiling, add broccoli and cook according to pasta directions for al dente. When pasta is almost done cooking, reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water and set aside. Drain pasta and broccoli.
3. Return the pot to the stove and set heat to high; add 1 tbsp. olive oil, when hot, add garlic. Cook until golden (about 1 minute), reduce flame to low and add pasta back to the pot with the sausage.
4. Mix well, add remaining olive oil, grated cheese, salt and pepper to taste mixing well and smashing any large pieces of broccoli to break up.
5. Add 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water and mix well adding more if needed.
Serving Size: 1 and 1/2 cups
WW+: 8 pts.
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars! I really liked this! The broccoli mixed with the pasta ended up being so good!