Sausage and Pepper Pasta
My sweet parents grow all different kinds of peppers in their garden and they were kind enough to give me a whole bunch of them. One of my favorite ways of eating peppers is in a sausage and pepper sandwich. It's one of those foods that just gives me warm fuzzies. I remember my dad teaching me how to eat them on a trip to New York. You know, the stance where you stick your caboose out so the peppers don't fall on you. I still have yet to master it. Until then, I can easily eat the same tasty combination in this quick and delicious pasta.
For this recipe you will need:
1 lb of bulk Italian Sausage
2-3 large red and green bell peppers
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
1 lb of pasta, cooked and drained
Start by browning the Italian Sausage over medium heat in a skillet that's a few inches deep. You'll be making the rest of the
sauce in this so you don't want to be stirring it all over the stove.
Add the peppers and cook them until they are soft.
Sprinkle in the red pepper flakes.
Add in the canned tomatoes and fill the can up with enough water to rinse out the can. It should be about 1/4 cup. This is when you should add the sugar and garlic salt.
Cook the pasta and the sauce until the sauce is thickened.
Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and along side some garlic bread.