Friday, July 31, 2015

Italian Sausage with Pesto Toasts

My perfect, easy, quick and delicious dinner.  Yes.  I know.  It is hard to believe.  But it is soooooo goooooooooood.  And easy.  And quick.  Did I already mention how delicious it is?  Italian sausage, red sauce and pesto toasts.  The flavors all complement each other so well - the slight saltiness from the sausage and pesto, the natural sweetness from the sauce along with crusty bread.  It's enough to make me swoon with gastronomic excitement!  

Italian Sausage with Pesto Toasts
Serves 1

1 Italian Sausage, cooked (I like to use hot or spicy)
3/4 Cup Red Pasta Sauce (spaghetti sauce from a jar works just fine - use your favorite!)
2 Pieces of Crusty Bread
2 Tablespoons Basil Pesto

Step 1:  Spread the pesto on top of the bread.  Place on baking sheet and put under the broiler.  Broil until toasty.  Set aside.

Step 2:  Meanwhile, slice your Italian sausage into small bite sized pieces.  I like to slice the sausage the long way first and then slice it into smaller bits from there.  Put the sausage into a small pan and head on medium high heat, just until it begins to sizzle.  We want to brown the sausage just a bit.  

Step 3:  Once the sausage starts to brown, add the pasta sauce.  Stir until combined and continue cooking until the sauce is heated through.

Step 4:  To serve, ladle the sauce/sausage into a shallow bowl and place the warm pesto toast on the side.  To consume, dip the toast into the sauce.  Or, place the sauce on top of the toast with a piece of sausage . . ..heaven!

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