Bell Pepper Sausage Marinara

Posted by Unknown Friday, February 5, 2010
Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5-10 min.
Cook time: 15-20 min.
Difficulty: 1

Zo wanted to make us dinner and who was I to say no? I'd been working on the house all day and did not mind that I would get to relax at all! You may be wondering why we just did not go out to eat or get some take out? Well, since we have bought the house we have eaten at every place we like in Reno, twice. Believe me that is alot of places! So after 3 months of eating out we are fed up and want some home cooked meals. We finally just looked at one another and decided no matter what we are doing on the house we will stop, take a break, and make dinner. Most of our meals have been pretty simple lately but that does not mean that every now and then we don't accidentally make something great! We originally made this sauce to go over some mushroom and cheese ravioli but it was so good by itself, I decided to toss it up here for everyone else to enjoy, so enjoy!

1 lb hot Italian sausages (each sausage cut into 4 even pieces)
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (drained)
1 14.5 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes (drained)
1/2 large red onion (Juline)
1/2 red bell pepper (Juline)
1/2 orange bell pepper (Juline)
1/2 yellow bell pepper (Juline)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 tsp fresh oregano (diced, optional)
1/4 tsp fresh sage (diced, optional)
1/4 tsp fresh basil (diced, optional)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp essence
kosher salt (to taste)
fresh crack pepper medley (to taste)
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Parmesan shavings
4 servings of your desired pasta

Heat olive oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat. Once heated add sausage pieces and cook for 5-7 minutes or until mostly cooked through. Turn heat to medium, then add onion, garlic and bell peppers cooking for an additional 5 minutes (stir every couple of minutes.) Finally stir in the seasonings and tomatoes, turn heat to medium low and let simmer for 5 minutes.

While preparing your sauce make sure to cook your pasta according to the directions.

Spoon sauce over pasta and then sprinkle some Parmesan shavings over the sauce. Serve hot with garlic bread!


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