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Sausage And Sweet Pepper Pasta

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Ingredients
  Sweet italian sausage 1 1⁄4 Pound
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finley chopped
  Green peppers 2 , cut into strips
  Canned italian plum tomatoes 16 Ounce
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Snipped basil/1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed 3 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 2 Tablespoon, crushed
  Snipped thyme/1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fennel seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon, crushed
  Penne/Rigatoni (tube-shaped pasta with ridges) 1 Pound (Diagonally-Cut Tube-Shaped Pasta)
  Italian parsley 3 Tablespoon, snipped
  Garlic 4 , minced
  Ground pepper To Taste
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Using a sharp knife, prick the sausage.
2. Take a 3-quart saucepan and add ½ inch water.
3. Allow the sausage to boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes or till water is completely evaporated.
4. Cook sausage, turning intermittently, for 10 minutes more or till it turns brown.
5. Drain off excess water and keep aside.

MAKING
6. Take a saucepan, add oil and add onions.
7. Cover the saucepan and cook for 15 minutes or till soft on low heat.
8. Mix pepper strips, cook, stirring continuously, uncovered for 5 minutes on medium heat.
9. Add non-drained tomatoes, wine, water, oregano, basil, fennel seeds, red pepper and thyme and boil.
10. Lower the heat and allow to boil, partially covered, for about 30 minutes.
11. Make ½ inch rounds of sausages and add to the sauce.
12. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes more.
13. Take a 6-quart stockpot or a Dutch oven, add 4 quarts boiling salted water and cook pasta for about 12 to 14 minutes or till pasta turns firmly tender.
14. Transfer back the pasta into Dutch oven after draining excess water.
15. Add garlic, parsley, pepper and salt to sauce and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

SERVING
16. Toss pasta with sauce and top using Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Lasagna
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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