Another one of my favorites from Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings Cookbook that I’ve put my personal twist on. I really enjoy her recipes because they are easy to make, and simply delicious. I find her to be really hilarious and thoroughly enjoy the backstories to each of her recipes. As a person who blogs and appreciates a good story I feel as though I am in that moment with her. And you have to admire that despite being a model she doesn’t hold back when it comes to food. I’m going to now end my chef crush on Chrissy Tiegen, but would first just like to say kudos to her for liking a couple of my pics on Instagram, which to me is pretty awesome.
So I’ve made this dish a hand full of times and it never disappoints. Pasta Alla Norma is a Sicilian dish that is usually made with fried eggplant, tomatoes, ricotta, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. By default t’s a vegetarian dish, so for any vegetarians out there just omit the turkey sausage. I’m sorry, I’ve tried giving up meat but miserably fail every time SMH. That said, I’ve made it with venison sausage from my father in law that he personally hunted all the way from North Carolina, as well as created with variations of lamb, grass fed ground beef, and ground turkey sausage. Honestly, you can’t go wrong no matter what you use. Don’t worry it will still be yummy. Feel free to use the pasta sauce recipe below, or your favorite jarred pasta sauce to save time. Thanks for reading and enjoy the recipe!