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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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