When I don’t have a plan for dinner I often throw together quick pasta dishes with whatever I happen to have on-hand in the veggie bin. I always have lots of varieties of dry pasta in the pantry, but on this particular occasion I made fresh pasta. I could have just eaten the noodles with butter & Parmesan and been very happy! However, this combination of peppers, fennel and sausage was really delicious. I used hot turkey sausages, because I like it spicy, but sweet sausages with the fennel would work beautifully. Give my recipe a try, or come up with a combo of your own based on what’s in your veggie bin! 😉
|Fresh Linguine with Peppers, Fennel & Italian Sausages||
- Fresh Linguine pasta
- 4 Tablespoons Olive oil
- 2 Italian Turkey sausages (hot or sweet)
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (the kind in oil)
- 1/2 Green bell pepper
- 1/2 Yellow bell pepper
- 1/2 Fennel bulb
- 1/2 Red onion
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary)
- 10 black olives
- Fresh Parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Grated Parmesan
- Pour about 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove the sausages from their casings and cook through, breaking it up as it cooks so it is crumbly.
- Add the garlic, sundried tomatoes, peppers, fennel, onion and Italian seasoning to the pot. Cook until the veggies are soft, about 8 minutes.
- Add the olives, parsley, salt and pepper. Combine, turn off heat, and cover.
- Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and put back into pot. Add a little olive oil, salt, and toss.
- Place desired amount of pasta onto each plate. Top with the sausages and peppers. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.