Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Broc - N - Shells



Tonight’s dinner was one of those semi-homemade meals; you know the kind I speak of, a meal that comes together from rummaging through the fridge, freezer and or pantry. You start grabbing at things that you think will work well together and you just go for it, a pinch of this, a dash of that and your off in your own culinary adventure.


1 C. - Alfredo Sauce
1 Small - Head Broccoli
1 C. - Pasta Shells
6 Oz. - Hickory Farms Turkey Summer Sausage
½ C. - Parmesan Cheese
½ C. - Ricotta Cheese
½ Tbs. - Johnny’s Garlic Season
1 Tsp. - Smokey Mesquite Season
¼ Tsp. - Cayenne Pepper
1 Tsp. - Sea Salt
1 Tbs. - Chopped Garlic
Drizzle EVOO


Trim the stalk from the broccoli and cut the head into small pieces, lay them on a baking sheet and drizzle with EVOO, sea salt and garlic. Roast in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. While the broccoli is cooking boil some water and cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes or until tender. In a small pan heat the sauce, Parmesan, Ricotta, meat and spices, when the pasta is done drain and mix it into the sauce. When the broccoli is finished gently stir it into the pasta & sauce, serve hot with a cup of fruit.


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6 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

Thanks for visiting. Get well soon! :( I hate being under the weather.

Grace said...

i've never seen alfredo sauce used in quite this way, but i like it. you've gotta do something to broccoli to get it into my belly. :)

biz319 said...

Wow, what a great combo! Kind of like "kitchen sink" mac n cheese!

Yum!

Meg said...

Love all the seasonings in this one!

Cheryl said...

That looks pretty darn yummy!

Kevin said...

It is always fun to see what you can come up with by rummaging through your fridge and pantry.

Dunkin Cooking the Semi-Homemade Way

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We create a meal with some pre-made items then add our own twist to it. Some are family recipes some are whatever we throw together.