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Vegetable and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta

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This is a perfect  30 minute meal. Using Sweet Italian sausage, and fresh vegetables, this colorful dish will have you so excited for dinner. 

IT’S THE COLORS FOR ME!

A PERFECT WAY TO GET THOSE VEGETABLES IN!

All of those vegetables that you have to use “today” are going in this dish! This is the perfect way to incorporate anything you have in your refrigerator. I love the sweet sausage in this dish, paired with the heat from the cayenne pepper. The best part about it is that, you can go all vegetables on this dish if you want to!

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Colorful Vegetables- Remember, we are visual eaters first. When food is colorful, it tells our brain that it is more appetizing. In turn, we enjoy our food more!
  • Cayenne pepper- Even if you use a little bit of the recommended amount, the heat from the cayenne gives this dish life.
  • Sweet Italian Sausage- The combination of sweet and heat is great!
Fresh & Light!

QUICK STEPS FOR PERFECT VEGETABLE & SASUAGE PASTA

  1. In a large stock pot add 5 Q. of water and two tablespoons of salt. Once the water is at a rolling boil add in bow tie pasta.
  2. Heat your cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add two tablespoons of olive oil and sweet Italian sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break apart and brown your sausage.
  3. Once your sausage is cooked, remove it from the skillet. Keep remaining juices in the skillet.
  4. To your skillet add red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, sweet onions, Portobello mushrooms, and seasonings.
  5. Cook your vegetables until they have softened. 
  6. Add the sausage back to the skillet along with cooked bowtie pasta (you might not use all of the pasta).
  7. Add your remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, spinach, tomatoes and parmesan. Cook for another 5 minutes..
  8. Serve hot and enjoy! 
DELICIOUS 30 MINUTE MEALS ARE THE BEST!

TIPS FOR SUCCESS!

  • Cook your sausage first. This will allow the vegetables to get more flavor from the oil remains of the meat.
  • Using a cast iron skillet will allow for retention of heat and more flavor.
  • Add the spinach near the end of cooking. Spinach cooks quickly, so you do not want to over cook it an lose it’s vitamins!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VEGETABLES

What are the best vegetables to eat daily?

Some of the best vegetables to incorporate in your daily diet are; Spinach, Carrots, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Asparagus and Beets.

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Vegetable and Sausage with Bow Tie Pasta

This is a perfect 30 minute meal idea. Using sweet Italian sausage, and fresh vegetables, this colorful dish will have you so excited for dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 593 kcal

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet or any Skillet
  • Stove top

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. Sweet Italian Sausage
  • 1 lb. Bowtie pasta
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • ½ Yellow Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Sweet Onion
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes quartered mixed variety
  • 1 c. Baby spinach
  • 8-10 Baby Portobello mushrooms chopped
  • 4 tbsp. Olive oil divided
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasonings
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp. Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ c. Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large stock pot add 5 Q. water and two tablespoons of salt. Once the water is at a rolling boil add in bow tie pasta.
  • Heat your cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add two tablespoons of olive oil and sweet Italian sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break apart and brown your sausage.
  • Once your sausage is cooked, remove it from the skillet. Keep remaining juices in the skillet.
  • To your skillet add red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, sweet onions, Portobello mushrooms, and seasonings.
  • Cook your vegetables until they have softened.
  • Add the sausage back to the skillet along with cooked bowtie pasta (you might not use all of the pasta).
  • Add your remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, spinach, tomatoes and parmesan. Cook for another 5 minutes..
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 593kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 23gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1093mgPotassium: 761mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 4147IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Quick & Easy, Vegetable
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By on April 8th, 2022

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