Everybody Likes a Lil’ Sausage!

Sometimes you just don’t have enough minutes in the day to work, take care of kids and put a decent meal on the table.  But lucky for you I created this quick and tasty meal that only took a short amount of time to prepare and satisfied all who ate it.  I’m usually a “from-scratch” type a person, but when you don’t have the time, you have to use what’s available to you.  And I’m learning that there are a lot of quality products I don’t mind using when it can’t be homemade.  Two of the products I used in this dish were Archer Farms Italian Chicken Sausage and Dei Fratelli’s new Tomato & Basil sauce.  Both products were labeled “all natural”…another plus.  I have to admit – I think I liked the chicken Italian sausage more than traditional pork Italian sausage.  I hope you find this as easy as I did – Enjoy!

 

Pasta with Sausage, Peppers & Onions

1 12 oz. pkg. of Archer Farms Chicken Italian Sausage sliced in 1 inch rounds

1 large sweet onion sliced

1 sweet red bell pepper sliced

Olive oil

Splash of red wine

½ jar of Dei Fratelli’s Tomato & Basil sauce

Cooked pasta

Grated fresh parmesan cheese

Heat a large skillet on medium high heat.  Take two trips around the pan with the olive oil. Once the oil is heated add the sausage, onions and peppers and cook until caramelized.  Deglaze pan w/ a splash, or so, of red wine.  Add the sauce and let simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes or while pasta is cooking.

When pasta is cooked, drain and add to sauce.  Toss together and top w/ grated parmesan. 

Serve with a green salad and crusty bread – and of course – a good glass of red wine.

Salute!

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