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Orecchiette with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is one of hubby's favs! We half the recipe for just the two of us.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 medium red bell and two medium yellow bell peppers, eight flat sides sliced off core, rib and seeds discarded
Course Salt and Ground Pepper
1 lbs Orecchiette or other short pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 lbs sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Heat broiler. Place peppber, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 4 inches from heat until charred, 18-20 mins. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; steam 2-3 mins. Using a paper towel rub off pepper skins, reserving any juices in bowl. Thinly slice peppers crosswise into 1/4 inch strips; return to bowl. Set aside.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup past water.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 7-10 mins. Add roasted peppers; cook until heated through.

Transfer sausage mixture to bowl; add pasta, butter, reserved pasta water and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

source: Everyday Food 9/04

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