Italian sausage stars in a gooey pasta bake, and two veggie-packed salads (one warm, one fresh) play supporting roles. Best menu of the year? You decide!
In our book, sausage and peppers go together like milk and cookies. They're a dynamic flavor duo. So we were pretty confident that adding delish bell peppers and sausage to a bubbly baked pasta casserole would be a winner...and we were right.
Pairing a hearty casserole with a Healthy Living salad is an easy call, especially when that salad involves sautéed spinach, raisins and Italian dressing. Top it with toasted almonds for delicious crunch.
Simple? Yes. Delicious? Oh, very! We packed this side salad with chopped broccoli, carrots and bacon, then tossed it with ranch and shredded cheddar for extra flavor.