Panera Bread has a new signature pasta dish called San Marzano pasta.
My daughter saw the sign the other night and I told her that I could easily whip that up for dinner one night.
Well, last night was the night. It does not look as pretty as while I was preparing it last minute, just before soccer and gymnastics I was short on time, so instead of chopping up the few tomatoes we had left in the garden, I tossed on some sauce from the fridge.
Naturally, the kids weren’t happy about the peas but I made sure I put so many in there, they could not avoid them.
Yup, I am ‘mean’.
1/2 lb. pasta, uncooked
1 Tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil
1 large sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch slices (I used chouriço that yielded about 15 pieces)
1 cup of thawed peas
1 – 1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. If you have frozen peas, place them in water to thaw.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium heat and add the sausage. Flip the sausage after a few minutes and toss in the drained and thawed peas. Pour on the marinara sauce and allow to heat for a few minutes.
3. Drain the pasta, place it back in the pot and pour the sauce mixture on top, mix and serve.