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Friday, November 13, 2009

Pasta with Roasted Veggies, Italian Sausage and Pesto Cream Sauce

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This morning I tried a Wallaby Australian yogurt for the first time. It was creamy, pineapple-y and smooth. I loved it!

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I also had half of my FAVORITE bar ever. I spent $2 on it and it was worth every penny. I ate 1/3 and saved the rest for Andy.

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Lunch was my favorite burrito. Amy's Southwestern. I have no idea why it's so good but it is.

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Food Should Taste Good Multi-Grain chips with sabra hummus. Look how full our pantry is. This is why I needed the November Challenge. To empty out this darn pantry.

Ok so onto what I really wanted to post about. Dinner.

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Tonight I was craving pasta with creamy, cheesy sauce and roasted veggies. I sliced up a butternut squash (cost me $1!!), zucchini, eggplant and an onion.

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Roasted with sea salt, black pepper and a little olive oil. I put it in the oven at 400* for 25 minutes.

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While I roasted the veggies, I consulted my favorite recipe book.

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It didn't have what I was looking for, so I improvised.

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I had this asiago cheese and Mezzetta pesto. (The pesto was from the Foodbuzz festival!)

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I made a creamy pesto sauce using 1/2 cup half & half, 2 tbsp ricotta cheese, 2 tbsp cornstarch, 3 tbsp pesto, 2 tbsp unsalted butter and a dash of olive oil. Just add each ingredient slowly and whisk quickly until well blended.

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Throw the roasted veggies in with the whole wheat pasta.

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And then toss in the pesto cream sauce. (Yes, I realize it's a little sinful and high in calories but it's Friday night!) I would also love to try this pasta with balsamic vinegar and olive oil instead of the cream sauce.

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We also added in some italian sausage. This pasta made enough for 6 people. Leftovers! YAY!!!

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I had a mini pom-tini with dinner. Bliss.

I love meals like these because they taste rich and sinful but have way less calories than your typical meal at a restaurant. I made sure to serve Andy and myself one serving each. I put the rest of the pasta in a tupperware immediately so we didn't overeat. That really helps a lot.

Hope you are having a great Friday night!

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21 Comments:

At November 13, 2009 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Anne Zimmerman said...

I wish I was at your house for dinner!
Side note -- I spotted some Wallaby with fruit on the bottom -- and I mean good fruit on the bottom: passion fruit & mango, mixed berries, apricots.... so far what I have tried has been delish so keep your eyes open!

 
At November 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM , Blogger THE ACTORS DIET said...

delish dinner! where'd you get the wallaby? i have a coupon i need to use and am wondering where to go....

 
At November 13, 2009 at 11:08 PM , Blogger sam said...

That pasta looks bom-tastic Amanda!

 
At November 14, 2009 at 6:40 AM , Anonymous Diana said...

I LOVE Wallaby yogurts - they're one of my faves. Pasta looks great! :)

 
At November 14, 2009 at 7:09 AM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

I've never seen that Amy's burrito before!! I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for that one - sounds great!!

Your dinner looks pretty fabulous too! :)

 
At November 14, 2009 at 7:36 AM , Anonymous Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a great pasta dish! There is nothing better than a creamy, flavorful pasta dish!

 
At November 14, 2009 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

@The Actors Diet- I got it at Whole Foods in Porter Ranch!

 
At November 14, 2009 at 8:31 AM , Blogger Erica said...

What a great dinner! Roasted veggies are the absolute best. Love the mix you made. Josh and I are also HUGE fans of Amy's burritos. They have some of the best products

 
At November 14, 2009 at 9:06 AM , Anonymous Jessica said...

I love the southwestern burrito, too. Your pasta looks delicious!

 
At November 14, 2009 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I am so going to make this! I love the colors!

I made some mahi mahi last night with pineapple/plum salsa..it tasted rich too but nice on the waist line.

 
At November 14, 2009 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Gina said...

What a great looking meal!! Yum, it's really similar to some of the meals I like to throw together, but the addition of the pesto cream sauce is new to me! It sounds amazing.

Oh, I also love the Amy's burritos. They are so delicious.

 
At November 14, 2009 at 2:27 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

The amy's burritos are my FAVORITE! have you ever tried the non-dairy one? oh, it rivals Taco Bell, I swear!

 
At November 14, 2009 at 10:54 PM , Blogger One Healthy Apple said...

Looks like a great dinner!

I tried that pesto and really enjoyed it. I put it on a sandwich as a spread and it added so much flavor! Hope you are having a great weeken!

 
At November 14, 2009 at 11:28 PM , Blogger EatTravelEat said...

I remember eating a Wallaby yogurt after going into a Whole Foods the first time in my life. Free trip to Australia it felt like! Quite nice.

 
At November 15, 2009 at 7:54 AM , Blogger Mari said...

That Pasta dish looks great. Sometimes the best reipes are the ones that you throw together.

oh I will look for tha burrito next! I am trying one new Amy Product every week lol

 
At November 15, 2009 at 9:57 AM , Anonymous FoodCents said...

That pasta looks tasty, looks like your creativity led to a super tasty meal!! I love when that happens:)

I am curious how the pesto was, on it's own, if you had a chance to try it straight up.

 
At November 15, 2009 at 8:43 PM , OpenID burpandslurp said...

Your pasta sounds deliciosu, and oh-so-healthy!

I like that pesto SO much...I've already used half a bottle just as a spread for my sandwiches!

 
At November 16, 2009 at 5:34 AM , Anonymous brandi said...

yum - that pasta sounds awesome!

and lucky you having a pantry :)

 
At November 16, 2009 at 7:43 AM , Blogger RamblingBabushka said...

MMM. That dinner looks so tasty! I love loaded pasta dishes! :)

 
At November 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

The pasta and veggies look SO good. Glad your improvised meal worked out so well!

 
At November 18, 2009 at 6:49 PM , Blogger Emily said...

Ooooh, I want that pasta NOW!!!! (And I'm still full from dinner :( )

 

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