I made an awesome new recipe the other night that I got from one of my favorite bloggers Amber. She has an awesome recipe blog Chocolate Broccoli that you must check out! Speaking of recipe blogs, I deleted mine because it got hacked and I kept getting all kinds of comments on there from people in different languages. I will be posting my recipes on this blog from now on. Anyways, this recipe was delicious, besides the fact that I don't even like sausage. Ha! The hubs does though, so I really made it for him. I think this recipe would also be good with grilled chicken or ground beef if you are like me and don't like sausage.
Here's the recipe:
4 spicy Italian chicken sausage links (about 1 pound), casing removed
1 large Vidalia onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups organic fat free, lower sodium chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) can mild diced tomatoes and green chiles (i.e; Ro-Tel)
2/3 cup half and half
8 ounces whole wheat penne or other tube shaped pasta
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions, white and light green parts only
Heat a large non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium high heat. Add sausage and onions and cook, crumbling sausage until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add broth, tomatoes, half and half, pasta, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a boil, cover skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Allow to simmer about 15 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with green onions. Broil until cheese is melted, spotty brown, and bubbly- about 2-3 minutes.
We've been together since March 2002. We got married on May 23, 2009. We are loving married life and can't wait to see what the future has in store for us!
Brad works as a Sheriff's Deputy. He is also a 2nd Lieutenant for the U.S. Army National Guard. Brad graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. He absolutely loves football and almost every other sport.
Kelly works as an Area Sales Manager. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Retailing. She loves shopping, home decorating, couponing, anything and everything monogrammed, the color pink, and greek yogurt.