Monday, November 2, 2009
Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage, Cauliflower, and Green Beans
The next dish that I discovered in my seasonal autumn food hunt, landed me with pumpkin pasta. Honestly, I've only heard of using pumpkin in drinks, curries, ice cream, pies, pancakes, and other baked goods. So, the idea of using it in another savory dish was totally intriguing to me. Neat! I ended up adapting Paula Deen's Pumpkin Baked Ziti dish. To me, it was like October on a plate. Normally, I associate all of the elements in that dish with pre-Thanksgiving season. So, to have them all jumbled into one dish was unique and tasty.
-use chicken maple sausage
-add a head of chopped cauliflower (it's really delightful when baked and goes well in this dish)
-add chopped green beans
-use fat-free half and half