Monday, September 20

Fire Island Penne

A few months ago, I started getting Taste of Home magazine.  I don't know whoever blessed me with the subscription, but it is very much appreciated!  If it was you--thank you so, so much.  I am loving it.  There are several recipes I've been waiting to try and this was one of them--it did not disappoint.  I changed a few things up as always, so this is my adapted version.

Fire Island Penne - adapted from Taste of Home, August/September 2010

2 lbs. roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise
3 tbsp. EVOO, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
8 oz. whole wheat penne pasta
2 cups fresh broccoli
1 lb. Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2 inch slices
Red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese

Toss the tomatoes with two tablespoons oil and 2 of the minced garlic cloves.  Place them facing down on baking sheet (I used a baking stone).  Bake at 450 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender.  (The recipe didn't say to, but I removed the split skins as I don't prefer cooked tomato skins.  Once they are roasted, they come off easily!)  Chop tomatoes when cool.

Cook pasta until al dente.  In a separate pot, steam broccoli until crisp tender, being careful not to overcook.  In a large skillet, cook sausage slices in remaining EVOO until cooked through.  Toss sausage with remaining minced garlic, cooked pasta, steamed broccoli, and tomatoes.  Add red pepper flakes to taste.  Sprinkle cheese on top.

This was pretty amazing--we all loved it and it will definitely be appearing on our menu again! 

This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap 


Christy said...

I love Taste of Home - I have many years of the magazines in book form. Your recipe sounds so delicious and just different enough to make me want to try it! Thanks for linking to hearth'nsoul!

Butterpoweredbike said...

Jackie - My gran used to get me a magazine subscription every year for my birthday, and it's a treat that I really miss. Every once in a while, I see a magazine that I like and think I should get a subscription, but then I realize it wouldn't be the same. I love the idea of roasting the tomatoes for this recipe, thanks for sharing it with Hearth 'n Soul.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

I have never seen that magazine here, but if this recipe is anything to go by it seems like a good one. Great pasta dish - yum!

Arnold said...

Looks interesting. This might be a way of getting the little ones to try broccoli. I have bookmarked this. Another nice recipe I have found via the hearth 'n soul blog-hop.

girlichef said...

How cool would it be to be secretly gifted with an awesome magazine subscription!? This sounds sooo good...seriously, pasta w/ Italian sausage (and any other additions) is one of my favorites. This looks delish and I love the name, too...LOL!! Thanks so much for sharing it with the hns hop this week =)

Melynda said...

Great looking pasta dish, love that flavor combination. I happen to have some WW penne to use up, thanks!

Melinda said...

Taste of Home is my all-time favorite magazine. Those recipes are always tried and true! This one looks great!

a moderate life said...

Oh Jackie! This is one of my favorite places in the whole world! Fire island is a thin strip of shore that was pushed out of the bottom of long island where I live and every summer people go and live out there. It is so quaint in most areas, and some are a bit wild, but over all, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth! This recipe looks terrific, I love penne and sausage, so I will try it. Thanks for linking to the hearth n soul hop! Alex@amoderatelife

Tara said...

I made this tonight and we loved it! Even my toddlers liked it. Thanks for the great recipe!


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