SMOKED SAUSAGE, VEGETABLES & PASTA
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 milk peppers. Julienne, if desired.
Use a different variety of pasta.
Use different vegetables, in season.
Pairs Well With
This recipe is so adaptable. Use vegetables in season and your favorite meat.