So when I made this meal, I had one thing on my mind: comfort. You'd think that that would mean potatoes and cheese, lots of cheese, and normally you'd be right. But apparently, Aloysius likes sausage. In case you were wondering, that's pronounced al-oo-WISH-us, and I'm calling the baby that until we know the gender since I hate calling him/her an it. Plus, I really like that name and would never be able to get away with naming any of my children that without someone saying that I'm a horrible parent for it (it'll happen anyway I'm sure so let's not instigate it).
Anyway, I made this up as I went along and got rave reviews from the hubby and his friend. It's just italian sausage, tomatoes, red pepper, garlic, onion, and spaghetti. It's pretty quick to make too. Just some chopping to get it prepped and cooking the sausage before everything else so you can slice it up. Next time, I'll serve it with penne instead as I'm not really digging spaghtti lately. Enjoy!
Sauage and Tomato Pasta
Recipe by me
5 spicy sausage links (I use the Johnsonville spicy italian)
10 oz cherry tomatoes (this is really just based on taste, you can use more or less depending on how much of a sauce you want)
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 cup beef broth (or you can use warm water)
1 lb dried spaghetti
- In a large pan, brown sausage on all sides, until cooked most of the way through. Remove from pan and allow to cool before slicing into small pieces.
- Meanwhile, get some salted water started so that it will begin to boil when you start cooking the vegetables.
- In the same pan that you cooked the sausage, add the onion and garlic. Cook until slightly translucent. Add tomatoes and red peppers. Cook until soft. Add the sausage back into the pan and the beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the tomatoes have broken down a little and begun to make a sauce (I smooshed mine with the back of my spoon).
- Drain the spaghetti when it's done cooking and add the sausage and vegetable mixture. Toss to completely mix and serve with some parmesan cheese on top.