Weeknight Winner

During a busy week it can be so hard to think of what to make for dinner, let alone cooking it too! Although I love to cook even after a busy day, there are still times where I feel at a loss. No inspiration and no willpower. Ice cream for dinner starts looking like a good idea as does giving into a trip to McDonalds for a #2. That’s two cheeseburgers and fries; if it’s a really bad day I add a cheeseburger. I mean…uhhh..eww, who does that?!

 

Anyways, out of a night where I was about to throw in the towel I got a glimmer of hope! I had some chicken sausage in the fridge that I randomly decided to purchase. I thought about a pasta I had made with sausage and broccoli rabe once (another good choice). I didn’t have the broccoli but I did have chicken sausage and some marscapone cheese. Okay, I know not a normal staple, but whatever I had it! And so pasta with creamy chicken sausage sauce was born! I probably should come up with a better name for it though…

 

Dishitgirl.com Quick Chicken Sausage Pasta

·  ½ lb pasta

·  2 tbsp olive oil

·  1 small onion, diced small

·  ½ tsp Kosher salt

·  3 cloves garlic, minced

·  1 tsp dried oregano

·  1 cup dry white wine

·  12 oz chicken sausage, crumbled (I squeezed the sausage out of the casing into the pan and broke it apart with a wooden spoon)

·  1 cup mascarpone cheese

·  2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

 

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; reserve ½ cup of the pasta water and then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onions with the salt for 5-7 minutes, until they start to soften. Mix in the oregano and garlic; cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Then throw in the sausage and sauté until browned.
  3. Deglaze the pan with the wine, scraping the bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Stir the mascarpone and Parmesan into the pan until melted and creates a creamy sauce. Stir the pasta into the mixture until well-coated with the sauce. Stir in up to ½ cup of the pasta water if the sauce seems too thick. Serve hot.
  • Hello Dina! I congratulate you for your wonderful and easy recipes. but sometimes me is a bit difficult to translate (helps to practice my English). I hope to meet you soon. Greetings xoxo from Caracas-Venezuela. @CastilloDama

  • Hello Dina! I congratulate you for your wonderful and easy recipes. but sometimes me is a bit difficult to translate (helps to practice my English). I hope to meet you soon. Greetings xoxo from Caracas-Venezuela.

    PS: Blessing for Dani, Kevin’s and Baby.
    PS2: Greetings a Brian and you Family Deleasa… @CastilloDama

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