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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 14 - Meals for Mamas

Two more of our MOMS Club members had babies recently and it was my turn to bring them dinner on Tuesday night. I didn't have a chance to make it to Wegmans to get all the fixings for baked potato pizza, so I decided to make them rigatoni with sausage and peas instead. I had forgotten about this recipe until I glanced through my saved dishes on I made a triple batch - one for each mama and one for us. Both my kids ate it happily, so I was stoked about that! I got more pictures of Luke, too, while he played with his rigatoni. Normally I don't encourage playing with food, but there was something uber cute about him putting the rigatoni around his fingers and gnawing it off.

Rigatoni w/ Sausage & Peas
1 16-ounce box rigatoni pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground sausage
2 cups frozen green peas
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and sauté garlic over medium heat. Add sausage and brown.
  2. Once brown, add frozen peas and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3.  In the meantime, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. 
  4. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. 
  5. Slowly add heavy cream and butter to sausage skillet; bring to a slight boil. 
  6. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  7. Toss with cooked pasta and top with Parmesan cheese. 

1 comment:

Laura Koch said...

The meal was excellent, Erica! Thank you!

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