I haven’t updated my blog in a while but due to some depressing things going on I think im falling back into cooking more to soothe my nerves.

I would like to restart my blog with a family favorite that is SUPER quick for a weeknight meal. All of the ingredients are cheap, easy to find, and easy to assemble  into a delicious dish great for a cool night.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of Italian sausage (16oz 1LB at least)
  • 1 TBS cooking oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 16oz box bow tie pasta
  • 1/4 cup (+1/8 cup if you like pesto a lot)¬† basil pesto

Begin by heating up a pot of water to boiling for the pasta. Put the TBS of cooking oil into a frying pan (with lid) and heat to Medium Low.

While waiting for the water and oil to heat up you can begin to chop up the red bell pepper.

Slice the top off of the pepper to expose the seeds and insides. Reach inside and pull out the innards and throw them away.

Slice the pepper up into 4 or 5 pieces lengthwise.

Now slice off the white connective parts inside the pepper and finely chop up the remaining.

I usually use about 1/2 cup of chopped pepper but i’m not fond of pepper, feel free to use more if you love peppers.

When the oil has been heated up, place the sausage links into the pan and cover with lid (turn sausages over when one side browns).

Meanwhile, the water for the pasta should be at a roaring boil. Pour all 16oz of pasta in and cook until al dente.

When sausage has browned and cooked thoroughly, take out of the pan and let them rest until cool enough to slice.

Place the chopped up pepper into the frying pan that the sausage was just cooked in. Cook on medium low until tender, stirring occasionally.

When sausage has cooled enough to slice, cut up each link by making angled cuts. Mix the cut up sausage with the pepper in the pan.

After pasta has been drained, place back into original pot and add sausage/pepper mixture.

Add 1/4 cup pesto (add an extra 1/8 cup if you like pesto like i do).

Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in pot and serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.