Believe it or not, sometimes I cook dinner for my family JUST to cook dinner for my family….not to make a gorgeous meal to share on Pinterest. And sometimes I don’t plan ahead and it gets to be 5:30 and the crew is getting hungry and I have no idea what to feed them.
It happens quite frequently, actually.
This meal did not start out as something I wanted to share with anyone else, because it was just one of those “throw something together” dinners. But then I snapped a picture (with horrible lighting, I might add!) and shared it on Instagram and so many people loved it that I decided I’d better snap a few more pictures and write up a recipe.
When I don’t know what to cook, I look through the fridge, freezer, and on the shelves to see what I might be able to throw together. When I’m pressed for time and ideas, I tend to skip the traditional recipes and cookbooks and instead base a meal on whatever ingredient I can find that sparks some inspiration.
This past week, I found some smoked sausage in the freezer (a family-staple that we almost always have on hand) and I knew I had some sun dried tomato pesto and fettuccine on hand in the pantry. I figured that I could use those three ingredients to make something worth eating.
You guys. It was so good!
I love when I discover recipes that are so easy to make and hardly take any prep time for those weeknights when I simply don’t have time, energy, OR inspiration to make something fancy.
Bonus points when they taste good and everyone likes them, too.
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Sarah L says
That’s a great quick meal. Have to get some spinach.
Margot C says
Nothing like an easy, simple and delicious pasta meal. If I have it I add some bell peppers to this.
I love fast meals, too! I keep having to remind myself that quick meals can still be tasty and healthy. :)
Julie Wood says
I love making fast meals and the 15 MINUTE CREAMY TOMATO AND SAUSAGE FETTUCCINE looks so fresh and delicious! I will have to try it out. thanks for sharing.
I love quick foods — and pasta.
Heidi Robbins says
My husband would love this! Last night the kids got grilled cheese… I definitely need more ideas!
shelly peterson says
This recipe looks really good and I love how easy and quick it is to make.