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Spinach and Sausage Pasta with White Sauce

 

 

For Pasta

smoked sausage halved and sliced

2 cups of fresh spinach

2 small cloves of garlic diced

¼ white onion diced

dash of coarse ground black pepper

pinch of oregano

8 oz. pasta of your choice  (linguine /penne/small shells work well)

olive oil

 

For White Sauce

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

¼ tsp. salt

1cup milk

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (do not use the kind in the green container, lol, use real solid parmesan)

 

Begin by boiling your pasta per directions until tender, set aside

In large saucepan drizzle olive oil, and add sliced sausage garlic, onion, pepper and oregano. Now brown ingredients thoroughly over medium heat.  When browned add washed and chopped fresh spinach, it takes only a minute to incorporate into the sausage mixture. Turn heat to low as you prepare the sauce.

In medium saucepan melt butter, add flour and salt, Mix together then add milk .Mix and add your Parmesan. Stir together and heat until thickened and bubbly, add pasta to the sausage mixture and sauce, Mix together..Enjoy!

 

 

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Mozzarella cheese

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My friend Carrie added this one…yum yum. Thank you Carrie!

Pizza Casserole

1         package (16-ounce) mini penne pasta

1         jar (26-ounce) pasta sauce

1         Diced bell pepper

½ cup diced onions

½ cup sliced mushrooms

3         cloves of garlic chopped

1         can (3.8-ounce) sliced black olives

1⁄2     package (3.5-ounce) sliced pepperoni

5         cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1⁄3     cup grated Parmesan cheese

1         roll (8-ounce) garlic breadsticks

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook penne for 7 minutes or until tender but not quite al dente. Drain well. Sauté onions, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms in olive oil. In a large bowl, stir together cooked penne, pasta sauce, onions, garlic, bell pepper, olives, and mushrooms. Stir in 3 cups of the mozzarella cheese until well mixed. Transfer to prepared dish. Sprinkle 1 cup of the remaining mozzarella over top. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of mozzarella over top. Arrange pepperoni slices over mozzarella; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove breadstick dough from can and separate into individual strips. Fold each strip in half and twist. Remove casserole from oven and place twisted dough around edge of baking dish. Return to oven; bake for 15 to 18 minutes more or until breadsticks are golden brown. Serve hot



Author Carrie Patten