Friday, January 11, 2013

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage

This was a simple weeknight meal for us. If you've read our blog, you'll realize sometimes we get a little complicated. This meal is a little more typical for a hectic week day.

Here's what you need:
1 package Italian Sausages (we used turkey!)
1/2 box of spaghetti (for more people, cook more pasta)
Thaw some of your homemade pasta sauce from the freezer (or if you must, open a jar)
Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp butter
Salt & pepper

Here's what you do:
Over medium heat, place sausages in a high-walled skillet and pour in enough water to go halfway up the sausages. 

Cover and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Start your pasta water and put your sauce on to re-heat. Once your water starts boiling, salt generously and drop your pasta. Cook to package instructions.

Once the sausages are cooked all the way through, it's time to crisp them up. You can check if they're done by putting a sharp knife into the center of one, and taking a peek. Don't cut the sausage all the way through though! Drain the water from the pan and add a bit of oil. Turn the heat up to medium-high. 

Once they're nice and crispy on the outside, remove from the pan and set aside.

Throw the pasta and sauce in the pan you just cooked the sausages in and add butter and Parmesan cheese.

Give that a minute or two to hang out and let the sauce heat up and pasta absorb some of the sauce.

Now you're ready to eat.


1 comment:

  1. Ground spiced meat in a tube, pasta and sauce always a winner! Can add some sliced colored peppers and onions in the browning phase with the sausage for even more color, flavor and vegies to make it "healthy." (As per The Big Chill, a daily rationalization is important.)