Ever have one of those days when you just need some pasta?
I'm generally all for eating healthy. I like my fruits and vegetables. I think kale is the bee's knees. Sometimes, though, you have a day that requires it ending with a large amount of carbs. Preferably accompanied by some wine.
Last week I had one of those days. I was feeling under the weather and had trudged through a long day at work. When I got home I wanted something quick and substantial for dinner. My go-to quick dinner is a large salad (with all the refrigerator fixings) but this was not a salad night. I needed something different. I needed some pasta.
I make something like this pretty often. I boil up some pasta and then throw in whatever vegetables I have on hand. Pretty much any vegetable will work in this. It's also good with a little marinara sauce thrown in.
Rotini with Eggplant and Sausage
Sausage (I used pre-cooked sun-dried tomato and basil chicken sausage)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice and chop the eggplant and drizzle with oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast the eggplant for 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil pasta according to package instructions.
Combine the pasta with eggplant, cooked sausage and parmesan cheese.