|2 servings||calories per servings 610||protein serving 28 g||carbs per serving 64 g||total fat per serving 27 g|
Taking a page from Italian-American cuisine, this classic pairing of smoky sausage with bright sweet peppers and onion is hearty enough to be comfort food but light enough to enjoy on a casual evening in. Garlic, tomatoes and a dash of fresh thyme augment the dish with bold and herbaceous flavors, assuring that each forkful is as delightful and satisfying as the last.
For those who avoid pork, please note that the provided Smoked Chicken Sausage has a pork casing!
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||27 g|
|Saturated Fat||11 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||64 g|
|Dietary Fiber||8 g|
Fill a saucepan half full with about 6 cups water. Stir in 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and place over high heat. This is your pasta cooking water.
MISE EN PLACE
• Peel, halve and thinly slice onion.
• Discard pepper stems and seeds. Thinly slice flesh.
• Chop tomatoes.
• Peel and mince garlic.
• Pick thyme leaves.
• Slice sausage.
• When water boils, add pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender but not mushy, 7-9 minutes.
• Reserve 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
• Drain pasta. Toss with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil.
While pasta cooks:
• Place a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. When oil is hot, add sausage. Cook without disturbing until browned on bottom, about 3 minutes.
• Flip sausage. Cook without disturbing until browned on other side, 2-3 minutes.
• Transfer sausage to a plate. Discard all but 1/2 teaspoon oil from pan.
• Add onion to pan. Cook, stirring, until onion begins to become tender, about 3 minutes.
• Add peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers begin to wilt, about 3 minutes.
• Add tomatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, 2-3 minutes.
• Stir in garlic. Cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
• Return sausage to pan. Stir in thyme.
• Add half-and-half. Cook, stirring and scraping, 1 minute.
• Adjust consistency as desired with reserved cooking liquid. Remove pan from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired with kosher salt and black pepper.
• Divide pasta between 2 plates.
• Top with sausage mixture, and enjoy!
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