A hearty one-pot meal with sweet Italian sausage, brussels sprouts, cavatappi, and mozzarella. Great for a weeknight dinner.
Hi all! It's been an eventful 1 1/2 week in my neck of the woods. We got burried in 50+ inches of snow in two separate storms, then I saw this awesome concert with Katy Perry, Missy Elliott, and Lenny Kravitz at some football stadium on TV. (Haa Haa)! Seriously, I have to say congrats to our Patriots who brought the trophy home (please don't hate)!! To be honest, I am not a huge sports fan, but it is exciting when your home team goes to the Superbowl. And wins!!
Onto the food. After a weekend of dining out and eating game day foods, I decided that I need a little more brussels sprouts in my life and came up with this Italian sausage, brussels sprout, and pasta dish. Everything was cooked in one pot, so cleanup was reallllly easy. My kind of meal!!
I started by browning then removing ground Italian sausage in a skillet. Next, I sauted onion and garlic, followed by brussels sprouts. I then added the liquid ingredients and allowed the brussels sprouts to simmer for a few minutes. I then added the cavatappi and returned the sausage. The whole thing was allowed to simmer for another 15-18 minutes until the pasta was al dente. Finally, fresh mozzarella cheese was added, and the pan went under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese became gooey and bubbly.
My daughter, a fellow brussels sprouts lover, gave this dish a thumbs up. She and I have been enjoying it the last couple of days. My husband and son, I regret to say, will not touch brussels sprouts with a 10-foot poll, therefore did not get to taste the fruits of my labor. Oh well...more for us girls!!
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