Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bowties with Sausage and Roasted Peppers



During these dark days with no oven (long, drawn out sigh) I'm grateful for dinners that can all be done on the stove top like this. Granted, I'd have to use roasted peppers from a jar, but hey, these are tough, oven-less times we're living in.

It's kind of impossible to not like this meal, my kids happily chowed this down. Originally the recipe called for Orecchiette, but there was none to be found at the grocery store, so I found these itty bitty bowties instead, aren't they cute! To lighten it up a bit, I used turkey sausage, which in my mind is just as delicious. I also loved the fresh roasted peppers, they offer a bright and sweet addition to this savory meal. This recipe makes a lot, so when we pulled it out for leftovers, I tossed it in marinara to make it a bit different, and it was just as delicious. This is so great for a quick and easy weeknight meal, enjoy!



Bowties with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

Adapted by Great Food Fast by Martha Stewart

Ingredients


2 medium red bell peppers and 2 medium yellow bell peppers, four flat sides cut off core, ribs and seeds discarded
course salt and fresh ground pepper
1 lb orecchiette, small bowties or other short pasta (next time I would use about 3/4 lb)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 lb sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Heat the broiler. Place the peppers, skin side up, on a fol-lined baking sheet; broil 4 inches from the heat until charred, 18-20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; steam for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a paper towel, rub off the pepper skins, reserving any juices in the bowl. thinly slice the peppers crosswise into 1/4 inch strips; return to bowl. Set aside.

2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.

3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the roasted peppers; cook until heated through.

4. Transfer the sausage mixture to a large bowl; add the pasta, butter, reserved pasta water, and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

21 comments:

Ingrid said...

My kinda meal. Fast easy,and serves plenty!

I missed the post about your oven issues.
:(
~ingrid

Erica said...

ugh- I so feel for you without the oven. Any word on when it will be fixed? Great easy pasta dish though! I bet the kids don't even notice the oven isn't working

Pam said...

I love this dish... great flavors and simple to make.

Sook said...

Ooh I love bowtie pasta! I have made something similar before and it was so darn good! I am going to have to try yours! :)

Reeni said...

All of my favorites wrapped up in one delicious package! Sorry about your oven!

Kim said...

I have been all about the pasta dishes lately and this looks terrific! I agree with you on the turkey sausage - it's every bit as good.

Have a great weekend girly!

Ann said...

Looks hearty and tasty!

Lara said...

Easy, yummy, and no oven needed...sounds like a winner to me!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yumm..yumm..a quick and easy delight and takes care of the taste buds...an all age group friendly recipe.Thks for sharing the recipe.

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks great!

Debbie said...

Looks good to me! Would like this on my table tonight!

Barbara said...

I love all the flavors in your pasta dish, Teresa! And those bow ties are the cutest pasta, aren't they? Kids love them.
When do you expect the oven to be back i working order??

Diana's Cocina said...

This one looks and sounds so comforting ~ Wish I had some.

Deborah said...

I have made this before and can attest to it's deliciousness!!

Kris said...

Bow ties could be my favorite pasta!!

Chow and Chatter said...

love these kind of meals you know most folks in India don't even have an oven my mum in law doesn't

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Butter. Pasta. Sausage. Cheese. God. A marvelous combination!

Julie said...

There's something about eating bowties that just makes me happy..this looks like a scrumptious dish!

Shelby said...

This looks very yummy! I actually perfer turkey or chicken sausage over pork :)

Love quick and easy meals that turn out delish....makes life a whole lot easier and more satisfying!

Joanne said...

Sigh. I remember the dark oven-less days of yore. But think of how GOOD it will feel when you have your oven back!

I love meals like this. Quick, easy, and full of delicious ingredients.

Chris said...

I like this one and it looks so easy yet tasty. Sorry to hear about the oven. Why do appliances always break at Christmas? We have had that happen 4 times in the 15 years we have been married. I'm eyeing the washing machine carefully for the next two weeks;)