Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Veggie Trio & Kielbasa Pasta Dish

I had kielbasa, green peppers, tomatoes and bow-tie pasta in my kitchen and just knew there would be a fabulous way to bring these ingredients together.  I did a recipe search and then tweaked it and it became my very own creation. My little family LOVED it!  I served it with large NY bagels since that was the only bread I had laying around. But it was the perfect side for this simple summer evening meal.

Veggie Trio & Kielbasa Pasta Dish
serves 6

1 (12 oz) box farfalle (bow-tie) pasta 
2 TBSP. butter
1 TBSP. minced garlic

2 green peppers, chopped
3 tomatoes; blanched, peeled and chopped
1 onion, minced
1 (16 oz) kielbasa sausage ring, cut into 1/4-inch diagonal slices
1 TBSP. dried basil/ sage/ parsley
1 tsp. black pepper
2 TBSP. olive oil
Grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to box directions. Drain and set aside.  Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onions. Cook until onions are soft. Add kielbasa and green peppers, basil, sage, parsley and black pepper. Cook until green peppers are soft.  Add cooked pasta, chopped tomatoes and olive oil. stir just until mixed. Serve with Parmesan cheese.