Do you love food magazines as much as we do? Here at Westerly Food we have a bit of an obsession. We love reading about the newest flavors, fads and tips. While you can find most of the information on line, there is something about sitting down with a magazine that we just love. This month we tried a recipe from All Recipes Magazine.
The best part about this recipe is the flavor, but the next best part is the low cost for feeding a family of four. For under ten dollars we were all quite satisfied by the time we were done eating. My guess is that like us, you will have some of these ingredients in your home already, bringing the cost down even further.
For the main ingredient we stopped in at our new go to, Westerly Packing Company. For us, it is very convenient as it is two minutes away from the elementary school our kids go to. We picked up some sweet sausage meat for $2.05. As I mentioned, we had a lot of the ingredients at home already. If you didn’t though, Westerly Packing has you covered. Pasta, spices, dairy, produce, they have it all.
This recipe called for sausage meat, Orecchiette pasta, greens (we used swiss chard), garlic, bread crumbs, chili flakes and Pecorino. We started by toasting the breadcrumbs and set them aside. While the pasta was cooking, we chiffonaded two of the larger leaves of swiss chard, and gently sautéed them in a spoonful of olive oil. The sausage meat was browned and set aside. We followed the recipe below for the nearly naked sauce, but used far less chili flakes. Olive oil, chili flakes and garlic cloves were heated until the garlic was light brown. The pasta was tossed with the sauce and then the sausage, swiss chard and cheese were stirred in. Top with bread crumbs and try to stop yourself from eating it all!
This recipe turned out great. Next time you are waiting in line at the market and pick up a food magazine tell us what you make! We’d love to hear how the recipes on the pages turn out in real life.