Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cleaning out the Fridge...

Here we are Post-Holiday.-- time to clean out the fridge.  Use up the little bits of this and that, less room for dip, cheese and snacks, more room for vegetables, lunches and yogurt.

This is one of our favourite pasta recipes--tasty, good and a great way to use up some of the leftover bits and bobs from the fridge :)

Alfredo Pasta a la Fridge
(this makes enough for 3 of us to have dinner, and 2 of us to have lunch the next day--you can easily make more or less. **feel free to substitute any vegetable or meat you need to finish up-this works with everything!!)

2 thinly sliced oktoberfest sausages (or cut up leftover turkey/chicken, bacon or ham)
1 med onion cut into wedges
2 cups broccoli
1 red or yellow pepper (or any variation you have...)
5-6 sliced mushrooms
1/3 jar julienned sundried tomatoes drained
1 shredded carrot
1/2  900 g bag of pasta (like fusili, or penne)

1 batch of Alfredo Sauce

Saute sausage until nicely browned. Add onion  and saute until translucent. Add mushrooms then broccoli and saute.  Add all other veg and cook until done.
Meanwhile cook pasta according to pkg directions, and cook Alfredo sauce.

Drain pasta and add to veg/sausage mixture.  Top with sauce and toss until well coated.  Serve with a little extra Parmesan and some crushed chili peppers if you like.

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