Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Italian Sausage and Tomato Rotini

Found this on kraft's website.

What You Need!

3 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 lb. Italian sausage, casing removed
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup KRAFT Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Italian* Five Cheese Blend, divided

Make It!

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, crumble sausage into large skillet. Cook on medium heat 10 min. or until done, stirring frequently; drain. Add next 4 ingredients; stir. Cook 5 min. or until peppers are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to sausage mixture with 1/2 cup cheese; stir. Top with remaining cheese.

I had a pound of turkey sausage in the fridge getting ready to go bad, so decided to use it up last night. There aren't too many recipes one can make when one hasn't been to the grocery store in a while, at least, not using what I had on hand last night!

So, I found this and it was tasty. I had half a yellow pepper in the fridge, which worked great. I even had the Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, although it wasn't Kraft's. I used regular old mozzarella, sprinkled with some Parmesan cheese.

I read some reviews (after i started cooking, of course), and many commented that this was bland. So, I added some garlic powder and Italian seasoning to the mix before serving (had I been paying attention, I would have added minced garlic in with the onion..next time). I also would probably add some sliced mushrooms in; they would have been a nice addition here. We both liked this one, although could not get The Boy to even try it.

I like this one!


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