sweet italian sausage with cabbage tossed with penne

okay, this is a keeper.  i know it doesn't look like it but, it was freaking fantastic and the kids went back for seconds. 

i've felt uninspired lately and my blogging has suffered.  not that anyone cares (i know this) and not that anyone reads (i know this too) but,  still feel like offering an explanation.  the thing is, even though i don't do anything to make this blog "bigger" or "better," i still enjoy the hobby and i love having a written record of all the recipes i've tried and liked.  it's my cookbook.  that's all it is.

so, i add this to my cookbook and if by some off chance another person catches this post, i urge you to give this recipe a try.  it's the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, crunchy and soft.

sweet italian sausage with cabbage tossed with penne
recipe adapted from martha's version and a version i ran across in real simple magazine

1 1/2 lbs sweet italian turkey sausage links (casings removed)
3 green onions, chopped
6 cups green cabbage, sliced thin
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp chives
s&p to taste
~10 oz penne pasta (i used barilla plus)

brown sausage over medium high heat.

while turkey is cooking, chop onions and cabbage and bring pot of water to a boil for pasta.

once turkey is browned, remove from heat and add olive oil to the pan (leave turkey drippings).  once oil is hot, add cabbage and onion sauteing over medium heat for 6 minutes.  during this time, add pasta to be cooked according to package directions.

add chicken broth to the cabbage mixture and simmer for 3 minutes.  drain pasta.  add turkey and pasta to cabbage mixture.  add vinegar and chive to mixture and toss to coat.  serve with s&p to taste.

serves 6

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage with Cabbage and Penne
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat13.9g
      Saturated Fat2.8g
      Trans Fat0g
      Dietary Fiber5.6g
Vitamin A 3%Vitamin C 51%
Calcium    11%Iron 13%


Jensons said...

This recipe looks really good. I've always wondered if one could make something good out of cabbage. I'll give it a shot.

ps- Lots of people read this blog, and I've started using tons of these recipes. Keep up the good work!

Scottkids said...

I love your blog!

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