I was craving pasta but wished to incorporate something green, something vegetably, something with fiber and vitamins in it. An entire range of weird Hungarian-ish pasta dishes were born from my craving. Ingredients
1 lb pasta of your choice
0.5 lb hot Italian sausage
10 oz spinach or 16 oz Brussels sprouts
0.5 tsp hot pepper flakes
1 clove garlic
0.25 tsp fennel seeds
0.5 tbsp vegetable oil
16 oz pasta sauce Preparation
Add the oil to a skillet and heat for 30 seconds on medium. Add the crushed garlic and the pepper flakes. Cook for 30 seconds.
Add the sausage in small bite-sized pieces. Mix in the fennel. Cook until browned.
Add the vegetable of your choice and cook until tender, this should not take much time if you like to start with frozen vegetables (as I do).
Add the pasta sauce and simmer. Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Stir the pasta into the sauce and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve. Shred some Parmesan on top, for good measure.