Pesto Sausage Spaghetti Recipe

Another way I love to use pesto (recipe here) is with some spaghetti and sausage!

I start with about a 1/4 cup of pesto, and add about 1 1/2 cups of pasta water in a large saute pan.  Mix the pesto and the water together well, and cook the sliced sausage in the watered down pesto mixture.  Pesto on its own is a little too strong to use as a pasta sauce, but when I combine it with a little pasta water, it makes a great sauce!  Serve over spaghetti and top with a little additional grated Parmesan cheese. 🙂


Shrimp & Red Pepper Pasta

Super easy and tasty dinner tonight. 🙂  I sauteed some baby shrimp, olive oil, chopped garlic, shallots from our garden, juice of one large lime, salt, pepper, and some crushed red pepper flakes.  Spooned the mixture over some spaghetti, and it makes an amazingly simple dinner!