Creamy sausage & artichoke pasta makes an easy weeknight dinner. A one-skillet meal the whole family will devour.
We spent the weekend visiting friends who live in the mountains. They live in the highest incorporated municipality in the US, which means that winter has started up there. The two hour drive up was gorgeous seeing all of the snow capped mountains. On Sunday when we went to leave, part of the interstate was closed because of accidents and ice on the road. We were fortunate enough for it to open up for 45 minutes, and we were able to get home without a long detour. As gorgeous as the drive was, I am so NOT ready for winter. Only 2 hours away at our house it is supposed to get up to near 80 this week, so I think we have awhile before it gets too cold, but this weekend was a reminder it is just around the corner.
With the weather starting to cool down, I am all about a comforting pasta dish. Especially if there is sausage and artichokes involved. I am new to liking artichokes, but they are becoming one of my favorites. Cara Mia makes a grilled artichoke that comes in a jar. They have so much flavor, and are by far our favorite. Any kind will work, but if you can find the grilled ones – try them!
Sausage and artichoke pasta comes together in about 20 minutes. While the pasta cooks, you make the sauce; so when the pasta is done you are ready to eat. You really can not get much easier than that. Top the pasta with freshly grated Parmesan cheese to take it over the top! To make it a complete meal, serve with a quick salad or a loaf of crusty bread. A perfect pasta dinner the whole family will love, and is great for any night of the week! I shared this over at Food Fanatic, where I am one of the Easy Dinner Fanatics. Check out this recipe and more of mine here!