Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Into Flavor

I am so glad that Linda at 2nd cup brought this meme back!! I loved all the recipes last year. We are starting today, but will be posting on Monday's from now on.

Here is one of my newest fall favs. Be sure you have lots of good bread for dipping because the sauce is beyond great. My pickiest son actually went back for 2nds on this......truly amazing! I found this recipe at one of my favorite food blogs, Proud Italian Cook. Check it out, her recipes are always great!!


1/4 cup of Olive Oil
4 or 5 Cloves of Coarsely Choped Garlic
1/2 of a Thinly Sliced White Onion
1/2 to 3/4 lb. of Italian Sausage with Fennel, casings removed
8 large Basil Leaves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
One can of Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups of Chicken Stock
3tbl of Butter
1 cup of grated Romano Cheese
3 slices of Prosciutto rolled up and thinly sliced
12 ounces of Dried Rigatoni
10 Broccoli Spears, 3" long
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan, add the onions and garlic.

2. Add sausage, basil and parsley, cook till sausage is nice and brown. Raise heat, add stock and butter, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 5 minutes till sauce thickens a little. Stir in half of the grated cheese and cook for about 3 more minutes till sauce thickens. Add beans, sliced prosciutto, season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

3. Meanwhile, cook your pasta in salted boiling water for only 4 minutes. Add broccoli and cook another 3-4 more minutes. Pasta will be nicely al dente. It will cook more in the sauce so don't worry!

4. Drain pasta and broccoli, add to sauce, now add more cheese!



Sara said...

Ha ha, that wouldn't even get MADE. Rob would eat the Prosciutto before I could boil the water!!
I'm glad she brought this meme back too! YIPPY! If I hadn't just eaten a bowl of cheerios I would have licked the screen. ;)

skoots1mom said...

great ingred's..thx 4 sharing :)

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

That looks so good! I'll have to check out all the other recipes. I probably wouldn't have much to contribute, but at least I could get some good ideas.

Merrie said...

Sounds so good! It may become one of our favorites, too!

Kim said...

Sounds delicious! A lot of my favorite things :-)

Beverlydru said...

I always enjoy my visits with you. This looks like a real comfort food - makes me think of Being in Italy and that is a smile for sure.

Mocha with Linda said...

Looks delish!

allthingsaro said...

nothin says fall like stick to your bones pasta...gotta love those Italians.

Thanks for sharing


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Oh, yum, Sara! I love italian pasta with those white beans...uh huh!

Hey, what do you call this? It needs some really cool Bellissimo name for it!

Thanks for sharing!

McMrs said...

yum! that looks and sounds delicious!

not really sure what some of those things are though lol

Michelle said...

oh my word! that looks SO yummy!! gonna write this one down and fix it soon!!

Susanne said...

Yummy, most pasta dishes go over really well around here. Will have to try this out!

Growin' with it! said...

if it were at all possible to gain weight from looking at all the incredible food/photos you post...i'd be a very large woman right now! okay, larger than i am anyways!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Look at that Big Ol Pasta! Yay! Glad you're in again, Sara.

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Ah, Italian...