I think that I may be onto something…it MAY actually be possible to cook pasta for dinner without making enough to feed an army! Wait… what?! I know, I know. I was skeptical at first too!
Whenever I make pasta for dinner I normally make enough to feed the entire neighborhood plus some.
But within the last few weeks I’ve actually cooked pasta for two more than once! I might be working towards conquering my pasta cooking demons! O ok, maybe that’s taking it to far but I have had to take a sharpie to my pasta boxes recently to mark out the oz # on the box and rewrite the amount of pasta left in the box. I know, I know… pasta left in the box? Alright, I know it’s odd but it just so happens that it IS possible to just make pasta for two!
The pasta that I’m sharing with you today is one that BigBear has fallen in love with. Now I’m not trying to brag but most of the time he loves the food I make, but to be honest when it comes to pasta he is normally like ..mm it’s good.
I know. It’s weird. I freak out over pasta and could eat it every day! Big Bear is normally just ehh, it’s pasta. Yum.
But for this Garlic Shrimp and Sausage Linguine he actually said it was amazing and super delicious. You know, from BigBear that means a lot! haha
You could really make this with any shape of pasta but I chose Dreamfield’s Linguine!
I also used JUMBO shrimp because I used them a few months ago and fell in love with them. They are so much better than regular sized shrimp haha.
Oh and since we’re talking about the shrimp, yeah…I know grated cheese onto this pasta and it has shrimp in it and that’s supposedly a huge no no in the food world…….. OOPS. It’ll be ok, really. It’s super good with the cheese. 😉
You know what else is really awesome? October is National Pasta Month!!! YES! That totally means that I can eat pasta every day right? Please, oh please tell me that is what that means! My life would be complete! 🙂
Dreamfields wants to celebrate this because, well because they are all about pasta! 🙂
Dreamfields is also giving away 1 (ONE) Dreamfields family pack of pasta + a $25 gift card to one lucky BigBearsWife.com reader! Check out the giveaway under the recipe!
By: Angie Barrett
Makes 2 servings
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4 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
12 oz sausage (I used 3 medium sausage links)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
12 Jump Shrimp, peeled
5 oz DreamFields Linguine
Chop tomatoes and add them to a large stock pot. Stir in the basil, Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, pepper and sugar. Cover and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.
Stir and carefully puree tomato sauce until smooth. If tomato sauce it too thick add a bit of water until thinned to desired consistency. Set aside.
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add Linguine noodles and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain when done.
While the noodles are cooking, heat a medium skillet and cook sausage links until done. Remove cooked sausage from skillet and cut into 1 inch thick coins.
Add peeled shrimp to the skillet. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp has curled and turned pink.
Add the sausage and shrimp to sauce and stir.
Swirl drained Linguine onto plates. Top with Garlic Shrimp and Sausage tomato sauce.
Makes 2 servings
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