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SMOKED SAUSAGE, VEGETABLES & PASTA


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Ingredients

3 cups uncooked pasta (macaroni, bow tie, etc....)
3 teaspoons butter (OR half butter and half olive oil)
2 cups green pepper, chopped
1 cup cabbage, coarsely shredded
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, mettwurst, or kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 to 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly shredded
extra virgin olive oil
basil, oregano, dill, parsley, etc...., if desired


Cook pasta according to package directions.


In a large skillet, melt butter. Saute peppers, cabbage, and onion until tender-crisp. Add garlic and sausage. Cook until sausage is heated.


Drain pasta. Pour into large bowl. Add sausage-vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Toss to coat. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, if desired.


VARIATIONS:


For added color, use two or three different color mild peppers. Julienne, if desired.


Use a different variety of pasta.


Use different vegetables, in season.


Pairs Well With


Notes

This recipe is so adaptable. Use vegetables in season and your favorite meat.

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