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Creamy Sausage Onion and Pepper Pasta

Creamy Sausage Onion and Pepper Pasta

 

This one is a little different from the normal but is my son’s favorite.  Instead of Italian sausage, which is what I would expect in this combination, he prefers Polish sausage and growing up in a small town  with a large Polish population, I have an appreciation for it as well.  I do find that any sausage is a little too much fat for me to eat much of so it is perfect combined with the pasta and vegetables. 

Creamy Sausage, Onion and Pepper Pasta 

2      lbs       Polish Sausage sliced on the bias in 1 inch pieces 

1      large    onion coarsely chopped 

6                  Bell peppers coarsely chopped (any combination of green, red, yellow and orange) 

3                   garlic cloves, minced 

1      lb          Penne or other medium pasta shape 

1/2   cup      heavy cream 

1      cup      Shredded Parmesan Cheese 

Procedure 

Sausage Onion and Bell Pepper Pasta

1   Put water on to boil and cook pasta according to the package directions, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. 
2   While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet fry the sausage pieces until they brown over medium high heat 

Sausages browning

  

  
3   Remove the sausage from the pan (place in a bowl lined with paper towel) 
4   Pour off most of the grease, leaving just a light coating in the pan 
5   Add the chopped onion and cook until it begins to brown 
6   Add chopped green peppers and cook for about 2 minutes – they should still be very crisp 
7   Add minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds 
8   When the pasta is ready, return the sausage to the pan and add the reserved pasta water, the cream and the Parmesan cheese mixing thoroughly. 

Servings: 8

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2010 by in Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Recipes and tagged , , , , , .
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