April 9, 2008

Giada's Farfalle with Turkey Sausage

With spring trying so hard to make it's presence known I want to make lighter meals. I made Giada's Farfalle with Turkey Sausage, Peas and Mushrooms for the first time last year, and it went over well. Only thing is, I forgot that the one part of the dish that no one cared for (except for me) was the addition of the peas. Oh well, they do make it look prettier and I like them. Sometimes, I have to cook a bit fore me... right?

This dish really does go together really quickly, and I like that it really doesn't require making a "sauce" to toss with it. Using the pasta cooking water just moistens it enough so that the farfalle doesn't stick together. I like using a combination of button mushrooms and baby bellas for the variety and the additional meaty taste from the baby bellas. With just a few ingredients, this dish really shines in it's own right.

I'm cutting this one short tonight as I took some allergy medication and I may not be awake for much longer!

Sausage with Farfalle

8 comments:

Leah said...

That looks great; I always have good luck with Giada's recipes. I like them because sometimes I just want a simple, straightforward dinner with ingredients that are easy to find. I'll make a note of your turkey farfalle! Hope your allergies are better tomorrow!

Steph said...

Sounds soooo delicious! I actually had something similar planned for dinner tonight!

Kate said...

I have the exact same problem when I put peas in my pasta dishes. I love it, but the hubs isn't such a big fan.

Jenny said...

Beautiful Patsy! I love pasta, I'd make this dish for sure! So colorful.

RecipeGirl said...

It sounds super- Giada recipes are usually a surefire winner.

Kevin said...

Quick and tasty is always a good combination!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

I have made this before and it is sooo good. If you like risotto, try this with that also. Instead though, take the turkey sausage out of the casing and crumble it, make your risotto w/your cheese, wine and stock, add the cooked turkey sausage and then frozen peas, a pinch of saffron and it is sooo yummy too!

Kristen said...

I've had this recipe bookmarked to try... I think I may have to move it up on the list now. Looks delicious!

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