Monday, April 28, 2008

Super yummy!!

I know I've posted both of these in the past, but I am posting again, because I love them that much!! Plus, Pioneer Woman is having a giveaway and for what ever reason, I can't get my post to show up. I'm posting this and then just posting the link in my comment to enter her contest. Go check it out!!

Penne a la Vodka Sauce
(the notes are from my sister)
1 package sausage (Italian Turkey)
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
1 large can crushed tomatoes (28oz.)
¼ cup vodka
½ teaspoon salt
½-1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
¾ cup fat free half and half
1 cup skim milk

Cook garlic in olive oil for about 2 minutes, add sausage; cook until sausage is browned. Add tomatoes and vodka and simmer for about 3 minutes (this cooks off the alcohol). Season with salt and hot red pepper flakes. Add the half and half and milk and simmer 2-3 minutes. Serve over Penne Pasta.

Freezing instructions: Cook as directed above. Allow to cool and store in freezer bags. Thaw in the refrigerator 24 hours before serving. Heat the sauce in the microwave, on the stovetop or in the crockpot (High 2 hours or Low 4 hours). Serve over Penne Pasta.

The original recipe called for 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream, but we altered the recipe to be lowfat. We also are using turkey Italian sausage and the original called for Italian or Breakfast sausage.

Weight Watchers Points: (sauce only)
1cup= 4points
½ cup=2 points

I like to serve this salad with pasta. Super easy and yummy!!

Spring mix greens, bell pepper, celery, green onions, pumpkin seeds (I use sunflower seeds and slivered almonds, but my favorite is the pumpkin) and olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and sea salt for the dressing. You can make this salad a meal by adding an avocado and garbanzo beans. YUM!! I also eat this with kale, but my husband doesn't like the kale.


Audra said...


Samantha said...

i have everything but the vodka...does it really need it? i will have to try that salad. is that from Tina?

Candi said...

Sam, the kale salad is from Tina and I love it!! Pretty much this is the same except for using spring mix salad instead of the kale. DH won't eat the kale, but he loves it with the spring mix!

I've never made it without the vodka. I just got the cheapy stuff. I would think it would still be good--maybe not taste exactly the same, but still be yummy!