On a cold, snowy day, there is nothing better than a hot and hearty meal, such as this tasty and simple recipe. Ingredients such as garlic, onions, sausage, dried pasta, and dried beans are available year round, making this a great sustainable meal for any season. It has been adapted from a delicious recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentis of the Food Network.
Sausage and winter greens pasta
- 1 lb pasta
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 small onion (Waynes Organic Garden in Oneco, CT has great onions and garlic!)
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 lb crumbled hot Italian sausage (Hurricane Farm in Scotland, CT offers a great crumbled pork sausage)
- 2 cups of cannelini beans (canned or dried beans that have been cooked)
- 6 cups fresh, pre-washed greens (whatever is available - spinach or kale are especially good)
- 2/3 cup mascarpone cheese (regular cream cheese would work in a pinch)
- Boil water and cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain pasta and reserve.
- Chop onion and garlic. Add olive oil, onions and garlic to large saute pan. Saute over medium high heat until soft.
- Add sausage and cook until browned. Add beans and greens. Saute until greens have wilted.
- Remove from heat and add mascarpone cheese. Add pasta and toss until well-mixed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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