Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Creamy Sausage and Pepper Pasta


Creamy Sausage and Pepper Pasta 
Serves 2-3

2 cups short cut pasta
canola oil
2 large smoked sausages, sliced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped or sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1-1/2 cup pasta sauce (your favorite!)
1/2 cup half and half 

Boil water in a 2 or 3 quart sauce pan. Cook pasta of choice. 

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, drizzle with canola oil. When pan is hot, add sausage slices. Cook for 2 minutes on the first side. Stir/turn slices and add onions and peppers. Cover pan and cook 5 minutes. Stir. Add in garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Cover pan once more and cook until peppers are softened. Stir in pasta sauce. Stir in half and half. Add up to 1/4 cup pasta water (water from the cooking pasta pot) to reach desired consistency. 


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