This pasta is healthy, yummy, and it looks like something you would get in a restaurant. Better yet its really easy! it will probably take between 30 and 45 mins. I hope this tastes as good as when I made it, I don’t normally use recipes so I don’t know if the amounts are quite right. Feel free to add any other veggies you might like, and ask me questions if something doesn’t work out right!

Linguine

1 medium onion, cut in half then sliced

14 oz. can of petit diced tomatoes, drained of the juice

1 cup of frozen spinach

2 medium to large cloves of garlic, minced

3.5 oz. of whole-wheat linguine

½ cup of white wine (this can be really cheap stuff!)

3 tbs of balsamic vinegar

1 tbs olive oil

1 small Italian sausage (I use soy sausage but you can use whatever you like)

1 tbs red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

grated parmesan cheese

Roasted Zucchini and Squash

1 small zucchini, sliced, sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds

I small yellow summer squash, sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp olive oil

salt and pepper

Instructions

1.)  If you are using the oven to roast the zucchini and squash set this to 400 degrees, if you aren’t using the oven, so if you have one of those small toaster ovens, skip this step.

2.)  Cook the pasta, be sure to put plenty of salt in the water it adds tons of flavor.

3.)  While the pasta cooks, put the olive oil, onions, and a pinch of salt in a large pan on medium to high heat. When the onions start to get soft and floppy, add the garlic.

4.)  After about a minute pour in the wine and the balsamic vinegar, it’s going to make a lot of noise and boil right away but that’s ok.  Next, add the tomatoes. Let this boil for 5 to 10 mins or until the alcohol cooks ff and it’s reduced significantly.

5.)  Next, roast the zucchini and squash: in a medium bowl mix together all the ingredients and spread out on a pan covered in aluminum foil. Put this in the oven and let them roast for 10- 15 mins or until they are getting dark on top.

6.)  Cook the sausage, you can do this however, suits you. I cut mine in half length-wise and cook it in about 2 tsp of canola oil in a small skillet for 5 mins, flipping it every minute.

7.)  When the pasta is done strain it and put it in the pan with the tomatoes, onion, wine, and vinegar. When the sausage is cooked, cut it into bite-sized pieces, and add this to the pan too. When the zucchini and squash are done pour them onto a plate with a paper towel on it to take off the extra oil, then add to the pan. Finally, add the red wine vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.

8.)  Serve with grated parmesan. Bon Appetit!

Makes 2 servings

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