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Great Groceries: Chef Vernon Cesta's Penne Primavera with Marinara & Pasta with Meatballs and Sausage

Vernon's Penne Primavera with Marinara

Pick up a jar of Vernon's sauce and have dinner in a few minutes.

1 cup broccoli

2 large mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup green peas

2 asparagus spears, cut

1/2 cup green peppers

1 jar Vernon's Marinara Sauce

1 lb. penne or rigatoni

2 oz. grated Parmigiana Reggiano

Bring 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, about 7 minutes for al dente.

Heat large skillet with olive oil. Add vegetables and sauté for 2 minutes. Add marinara sauce, bring to a simmer.

Drain pasta and add to skillet, toss and serve in one bowl or divide into 4 bowls. Top with Parmigiana Reggiano.

Vernon's Pasta with Meatballs and Sausage

Pick up a jar of Vernon's sauce and have dinner in a few minutes.

1 lb. penne pasta

2 tsp. olive oil

1 lb. Italian Sausage

4 meatballs

1 jar Vernon's Original Spaghetti Sauce

1/2 cup grated Romano cheese, divided

3 or 4 parsley sprigs

Bring 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Cut sausage into 2-inch pieces. Heat large skillet or sauce pan with olive oil and sausage and let brown. Add Vernon's Original Spaghetti sauce to the sausage pan and bring to a quick simmer add meatballs, simmer for 10 minutes. Add pasta to sauce and 1 tablespoon of grated Romano cheese. Divide evenly among bowls, top with parsley and remaining Romano cheese.

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