Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alfredo Sausage and Vegetables

Another recipe from the Food Network magazine.

1 pkg. smoked sausage
8 oz. uncooked fettuccine
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 c. matchstick-cut zucchini
1/2 c. matchstick-cut carrots
1/2 c. matchstick-cut red bell pepper
1/2 c. frozen peas
1 c. heavy cream or half-and-half
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
2 tbls. chopped parsley
salt and ground pepper to taste

  1. Cut sausage in 1/4-inch slices; set aside. Cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
  2. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until onion is tender. Increase heat to medium-high; add sausage, zucchini, carrots and red pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 5-6 minutes or until carrots are crisp tender.
  3. Stir in peas and cream; cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through, but do not boil. Stir in Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and ground black pepper. Toss with drained fettuccine. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.

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