Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Pasta

Since we don't celebrate Christmas - the kids sometimes feel left out. I try and make it a special day anyway - no school, movies with Popcorn (they don't know it - but I was able to get the G-force movie from Redbox) - and a special dinner and dessert. Not sure yet what I'll make for dessert - probably brownies - it's their favorite - but I will be making Holiday Pasta. This recipe can easily serve 12. Usually I'll make only 1 lb of pasta - and freeze the leftover sauce - making for a quick meal during a swim night. This is not exactly WW friendly - 17 pts per serving - but if you use all lean meats - and higher fiber pasta - it'll cut down a point or two. It is filling though - and you could easily eat this for a late lunch and nothing else for the night !


* Exported from MasterCook *

Christmas Pasta

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Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds rigatoni
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound hot turkey Italian sausage link
1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage link
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound ground lamb
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 pinch black pepper
2 each carrot
2 each yellow onion
8 each garlic
1 cup dry red wine
2 cups beef stock
56 ounces crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup cilantro
1 cup grated romano cheese

Cook pasta al dente in salted water

Cook the sausages, breaking them up into pieces. Remove from pan, then cook the beef and lamb. Season with allspice, salt and pepper.

Add carrots, onions, and garlic - cook until soft - 6 min. Add sausage back to pan, drain the fat.

Deglaze pan with wine. Stir in stock and tomatoes. Simmer for at least 20 minutes - longer is better

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 742 Calories; 30g Fat (37.5% calories from fat); 42g Protein; 71g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 129mg Cholesterol; 1210mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Sounds wonderful! I may have to give this one a try. Maybe shredded carrots and really mince the onions to hide them. Adults can be picky eaters!

Jerzy said...

I put both the carrots and the onions through the food processor - kids will never know LOL. Well - the oldest will - I think she reads my blog - but she won't know until AFTER dinner LOL.

Enjoy your holiday - can't wait until we can start planning another retreat !