I felt inspired yesterday. Mixing a bit of Italian and Eastern European flavours.
Sorry no pix..i should have done so last night..but reheating leftovers today. Not quite the same as when it is steaming hot. LOL.
I made enough for four servings. Not huge portions though. I assume you will have a salad with it and a small starter.
3/4 lb fettucine, linguine, or chunky pasta shape
1 cup roasted red pepper ( I used S & F Brand)
1/4 cup onion finely diced
1 large clove finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh pumpkin puree (not weird, trust me)
1 cup half and half (you might need a little less)
1 cup chicken broth
2 chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
1/2 pound kielbasa, cubed
oil, salt, pepper
parmagiano cheese to great over it
Put water on the boil for the pasta. Heat up some oil to saute the veggies in it. Add the broth and cook till quite tender. Meanwhile, saute chicken breasts and sausage up in a wee bit of oil till carmelized.
PUree the veggies, season to your liking, add the cream and warm up gently.
When pasta is cooked, drain, add the sauce and meat together, stir well, stir in cheese, and then a bit more when you serve. Alternatively, you could first drain the pasta and serve the sauce and meat on top and then mix when you are about to eat it.
Now..i really do not measure when cooking. I do when baking..but when it comes to cooking..i am adept enough to know my tastes and how to adapt and such. Hope you like it.
P.S. I used whole wheat pasta...but you can obviously use fresh pasta or regular white pasta.
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