Adventures of Eating with dReJ: healthy, cheap, delicious

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Bring on the delicious pasta!

dReJ Say: Again – we are losers and didn’t take pics of this meal, but it really did look like the pic above as featured in Cooking Light. Honestly, it was hard to stop eating this meal long enough to take a picture – that’s how delicious it was.

Perfect meal to make ahead and reheat at work or later for dinner. Just be sure to add a few drops of water before you reheat in the microwave to keep it tasting good and not overcooked.


  • 8  ounces  uncooked penne
  • 8  ounces  sweet Italian sausage (We used mild chicken sausage from the fresh meat section of our store)
  • 2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1  cup  vertically sliced onion
  • 2  teaspoons  minced garlic
  • 1 1/4  pounds  tomatoes, chopped
  • 6  tablespoons  grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese, divided (as usual, we used our KRAFT Shredded cheese – it’s an assortment of romano, asiago, and parmesan cheese. I swear, you can use this stuff all the time.)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  torn fresh basil leaves (We used basil in a tube – this should be in the same section with the herbs – it lasts longer but seems more fresh than the dried stuff)

Seriously – this is an easy dish to make. Nothing special – but the flavor is awesome. Definitely one we will make again in the future.

Calories: This rings in at 389 – if you change the type of meat you use, don’t forget to take that into account.



Comments on: "Fresh Tomato, Sausage and Pecorino Pasta" (1)

  1. this one is officially on the grocery list for next week…looks yummy and like my kinda meal!! Yummo!

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