Sausage and Escarole Pasta

I’ve been snowboarding the past couple of days in Colorado and all I have to say is Owww! I think no matter how good of shape you are in, snowboarding (and skiing) is a workout bound to get parts of your body you never knew you had sore. Not to mention the altitude change from Florida to Denver. I was winded just walking to the lift. I had my share of spills and my husband happened to catch a couple of big ones on camera. Glad I can relive those over and over.

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I was listing a couple of my favorite green foods on the side and realized that I’ve never posted this Sausage and Escarole Pasta. My old roommate Steph emailed this to me a while ago. We were roomies forever and she and I shared the love for food so I trusted her. I had never cooked with escarole and quite frankly it scared me. So I emailed her back and said escarole…really? I wasn’t really even sure what it was (it’s a kind of lettuce). She reassured me that and said it was one of her family favorites. I changed it just a little bit to make the sauce thicker but the amazing flavor is the same.

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  1. I’m a new follower to your blog. I can’t tell you how many wonderful recipes I’ve borrowed from you.
    Now this one you posted is just my kind of thing too.
    Where in Colorado did you go skiing? I live in Colorado, but I’m experiencing some absolutely beautiful, warm weather right now. It was even nice outside late last night. Makes me thing Spring might just be here. However, Colorado weather does have a way of playing big tricks on us. We could easily have a blizzard tomorrow.
    Welcome to Colorado anyway, hope you enjoyed it.

  2. I know what ya mean…even when I was a young athelete I was finding spots on my body that were so sore and didn’t even knew existed, from skiing! It is a great workout and I’m sure very different for you if you live in Florida! The altitude always bothers me, I get very sick, and I am from KS, and grew up going skiing each year and never adapted to the altitude! Hey, another pasta recipe that would be cute for St Patricks is on my food blog called, Creamy tortellini with spinach and tomatoes, check it out!
    Have fun skiing! I’m only four hours away from it, I should plan another trip, but I know how sore I get and I’m afraid!

  3. This sounds like a wonderful pasta dish!

  4. wow, that looks so delicious! Yum 🙂 Drooling 😉

  5. Great idea for a main meal!

  6. @Susan,
    We skied at Copper Mountain. My husband is from Thornton so we try to make it out at least once a year. It was gorgeous. Powder the first day.

  7. Looks delicious, I like almost all of your recipes, they are very creative and so so yummy.