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Pasta with Sausage 'n'  Peppers Recipe

Pasta with Sausage 'n' Peppers Recipe

“I found this recipe years ago in an old Italian cookbook and made some changes to it,” explains Janice Mitchell of Aurora, Colorado. “It’s been one of our favorites since then. This fits the category of ‘quick, easy and delicious.’”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the peppers; cook 4-6 minutes longer or until peppers are tender. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute.
  • 2. Combine flour and cream until smooth. Gradually stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the parsley, marjoram, salt and pepper.
  • 3. Drain pasta. Top with sausage mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 560 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 1,037 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.