Fall and winter generally mean lots of hearty, comfort food. Much of this food is pretty heavy to say the least. Not that that is a bad thing, everyone knows how many mashed potatoes I can eat. But with Thanksgiving only a week away, eating lighter the week before always seems like such a good idea. But don’t mistake eating lighter for less flavor or less comfort. This pasta loaded with garlic, sausage and greens is a delicious light dish, perfect for those of us wanting to lighten things up a bit before the big feast next week.
Like my Fettuccine with Sausage, Peppers and Onions, I used turkey Italian sausage for this recipe. If you have never used it before you should really give it a try. It still has a great sausage flavor but is just a bit lighter. However, if you cannot find it or your reaction to the idea of turkey sausage is like my reaction to the idea of turkey bacon, go a head and substitute regular pork Italian sausage. And if you like things spicy, be sure to use the hot version.
Note: If you use regular pork sausage, omit the 1 teaspoon of olive oil and use 1 teaspoon of pan drippings.
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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