Posted by: alwaysrkp | September 26, 2011

Cabbage and Pasta??

Presenting another adventure for the Meal Challenged Family: Cabbage and Smoked Sausage w/ Pasta

Inspired by this post on the Food On the Table:

I tweaked it so I’ll post what I did here:

  • Half pkg of whole wheat egg noodles (any type of pasta will do)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (tablespoon) butter
  • 1/4 (cup) olive oil
  • 1 (head) green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 med-small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 (pound) Turkey smoked sausage, sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Two shakes of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 (cup) LOTS of grated Parmesan cheese

Put oil and butter in skillet, heat.  Added cabbage, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.  Cook on med-low heat, stirring periodically.  When cabbage begins to wilt good, add meat.  It will take about 15 minutes for cabbage to cook down.

In the meantime, boil egg noodles.  Drain.

Once cabbage has fully cooked and meat is browned, add pasta to skillet and a healthy dose of Parmesan, stir to combine w/ cabbage and meat mixture.   Dish up on plates, add more Parmesan to the top of each serving.

Do not have to use an entire pound of sausage.  I did not use a whole pound and we still had plenty of meat.

I served Mr. P’s with a warm whole wheat roll and he asked for a 2nd one which I did not give him.

MFC Summary:

This meal was ready in less than 30 minutes so this was definitely a Make It Quick.  The recipe  made enough for three to four large servings.  I had a healthy dose of left overs to take for lunch.  Mr. P ate most of his but left a bit of cabbage behind because he was full.  I loved this dish and will definitely make it again (and try to remember to give Mr. P a little less cabbage).

SPS did not eat this meal because he had begged me for Orange Chicken for weeks.  After my homemade version failed to impress him (or me).   I finally picked the frozen version at Trader Joe’s yesterday and so felt compelled to oblige his begging tonight.  He ate it over basmati rice.


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