Roasted Veggies and Sausage over Pasta

What You Need

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 anaheim pepper
  • 1/4 red onion & 4 green onions
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • spaghetti (whole wheat or basil)
  • olive oil
  • 1 tube of soft, not cased, breakfast sausage (i recommend Light Life Gimme Lean Sausage Style soy)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • fresh parmesan
  • fresh basil

What You Do

  1. preheat the oven to 350F
  2. start water for the pasta
  3. use 1/2 of the tube of sausage and roll into balls that are about a nickel in diameter
  4. brown the sausage lightly in a pan with olive oil
  5. chop all vegetables into big chunks suitable for roasting (quarter the tomatoes, etc.)
  6. crush or finely chop the garlic
  7. when the sausage is done, place it along with the vegetables, in a big bowl with the spices and toss with olive oil
  8. place all vegetables on a baking tray and roast for 20-30 min (shorter if low altitude). you want them to be al dente–nicely roasted, but a with a little crunch left in them
  9. cook your pasta
  10. when pasta is finished, toss it with a little olive oil and basil
  11. serve vegetables over pasta, top with fresh parmesan & basil
  12. recommended side: fresh italian bread and side salad
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