One Pot Wonder

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A few weeks ago, while scrolling my news feed on Facebook, I came across a recipe link for a one pot pasta. It looked super easy and delicious so I added it to the must try list. Of course I had to put my own spin on it. Here’s the link to the original recipe

http://www.apronstringsblog.com/one-pot-wonder-tomato-basil-pasta-recipe/

My twist took this to an omnivore level that the family loved so much, I have since made this 2 more times with it being on the weekly menu each week. Of course each batch changes as I just use what veggies I have that are starting to get close to becoming chicken snacks. So here’s the veggie laden version that I really enjoyed the most.

One Pot Wonder Pasta

1 pound hot Italian Sausage, casings removed
12 oz. pasta, any variety of your choosing, I like rainbow raddiatore
2 – 15oz cans diced tomatoes, Italian recipe or any that look tasty to you
1/2 large sweet onion chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon marjoram
a big handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 cup diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup diced carrots
2-3 cups kale, ribs removed, roughly chopped
1 small zucchini or other summer squash, diced
1 package sliced mushrooms
4 cups vegetable broth*

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In a large pot cook the sausage over medium-high heat, using a wooden spoon, break up the sausage as it cooks.

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Chop up all your veggies, open your cans of tomatoes…

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And dump it all into the pot, along with the dried spices, pasta and some salt and pepper.

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Stir to combine, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer and keep covered. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the type of pasta you chose, stirring every 2 minutes. Cook until most of the liquid is absorbed. Leave as much liquid as you like, I don’t like it soupy so I tend to cook a bit longer, this makes a nice thick stew like consistency. Check and adjust your seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese
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Enjoy!

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