I’m terrible about planning dinner ahead of time. Even in the morning I struggle to pull something out of the freezer so that it will be thawed by dinner time. Today I am going to share with you one of my many last-minute pull together meals, Pasta Pesto with Italian sausage. This recipe literally came together by random things I had in the fridge and pantry as well as what I could thaw fast from the freezer! Amazingly enough it has become one of our favorite dishes!
What you’ll need:
1 box of noodles (Rotini or Farfalle work well but any type will work)
1 jar of pesto sauce (I use Classico)
1 tube of Italian sausage (Bob Evans is our go to)
1 – 2 cups cherry tomatoes (any small sweet tomatoes you have will work)
1 block parmesan cheese (if I’m running short on time I will use pre-shredded)
- Cook noodles according to package.
- Brown Italian sausage.
- Shred parmesan
- Quarter cherry tomatoes.
- Add about 1 cup of parmesan cheese to the warm noodles and allow to melt.
- Mix the pesto and Italian sausage together first and then add to the noodles.
- Add in the quartered cherry tomatoes and toss lightly. Place in a serving dish and enjoy!
I like to serve with a sprinkle of parmesan on the top as well. You can never have too much cheese:)
I have also done this with sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, and even stewed tomatoes. Your fridge and pantry is your limit!