Monday, October 31, 2011

Turkey Sausage, Arugula, and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Have you ever made a meal and thought "WOW, I would have paid big bucks for this at a restaurant." This is one of those meals.


Turkey Sausage, Arugula, and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
inspired and adapted from Food & Wine
  • 1 lb turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 12 reconstituted sun-dried tomato halves - it is cheaper to buy the non-oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, simply re-hydrate by soaking the tomatoes in warm water for about a minute
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2/3 C olive oil
  • 1 large bunch of arugula - cut into thin strips. You could easily substitute spinach.
  • 1 lb pasta - penne, rigatoni, or bow tie
  • Parmesan (optional)

Boil water in a large pot and cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain.

While the pasta is cooking, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper in a food processor. Blend until well combined. Stream the olive oil into the processor while the machine is running.

At this point your kitchen will smell absolutely divine.

Heat about 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add the turkey sausage. Break into tiny pieces and brown until it is cooked through.

When sausage is done cooking, add chopped arugula and mix together.

In a very large bowl, mix together the turkey and arugula mixture, cooked pasta, and the sun-dried tomato sauce. Serve warm.

If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan and prepare to be knocked out!

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This post is linked to Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Your Green Resource at The Greenback Gal.

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  1. This sounds AMAZING! I LOVE Sun dried tomatoes! I usually get them in oil. I didn't know they sold them any other way. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure it's a LOT healthier too. Blessings. Found you on RFW

  2. I think I will have to try the sun-dried tomato part with the pasts! Sounds yum! I personally don't do meat!


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