Monday, July 29, 2013

Paleo Pesto Sausage & Brussels Sprouts "Pasta"

This meal was really inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest a few months ago.  I actually made it back in the day when we ate pasta, and it was great.  I realized I am a now big fan of Brussels sprouts, which I know is kind of weird.  It's one of those foods that you wouldn't touch as a kid, but once you try them you realize they are actually very tasty!  So I tried this out, but with spaghetti squash instead of pasta, and it was really good.  This is another one of those really simple meals, but it seems fancy and tastes delicious. Here is what I did:

Paleo Pesto Sausage & Brussels Sprouts "Pasta"
  • 3 Italian sausage links
  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, chopped in half
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/3 c pesto sauce (make sure it is Paleo friendly!)
  • 1/2 cooked spaghetti squash
Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Arrange Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on top.  Toss them to make sure they are all coated.  Roast in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, tossing occasionally. 

Heat a skillet over medium-high and add 1 T olive oil. Cut the sausage links into little medallions.  Cook the sausage medallions until all the pink is gone.  Once everything is cooked, toss the sprouts into the skillet, along with the spaghetti squash and pesto sauce.  Toss it all around until coated fully in the pesto sauce, and serve!
We really liked this meal, and it is surely a healthy alternative to the pasta dish.  Enjoy!

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