I love to make homemade pasta on cold windy days when you just want to stay indoors and hibernate. So when I get that inclination, I go to town creating the food I desire. If you want to make your own fresh pasta, use my earlier post Pasta Made With Love, I don’t usually buy tomatoes this time of year, but the Roma’s looked so roast-able I couldn’t resist. Add a little protein, some mushrooms and fresh basil in a white wine and butter sauce and you have my name all over it! My hubby loved it too!!!
Homemade Wide Noodle Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes & Turkey Sausage
12 large Roma Tomatoes
8 Tbs olive oil (4 for tomatoes & 4 for sauce)
2 Tbs Italian seasoning
1 Tbs oregano
1 lb turkey sausage
1 package mushrooms
4 cloves garlic sliced
1/2 (+) cups chicken stock
1 Tbs garlic salt
4 Tbs butter
10 fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Slice the Roma tomatoes into 1/2 inch (or bigger)slices. On a cookie sheet add 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Dredge the tomatoes on both sides in the olive oil. Top the tomatoes with Italian seasoning, oregano and garlic salt. Place in the oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
In a skillet cook the turkey sausage then set aside until cool and cut into bite size pieces. In the same skillet add remaining olive oil, garlic and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms and garlic are tender. Add wine and cook for 5 minutes more, then add 1/2 cup chicken stock and cut sausage.
Make the Pasta Made With Love. Or store bought pasta is fine too…
Cook the pasta in generously salted boiling water. Fresh pasta does not take as long, so test for desired tenderness. I also hand cut them to the width I wanted after I ran them through the pasta machine to my desired thickness.
Strain the pasta and toss with the butter. Add the sausage and mushroom mixture. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and add to the pasta along with the fresh basil. Toss and serve. Delicious!!!!