From My Kitchen: Skillet Pasta with Italian Sausage

Well. It can’t get any easier than this. Skillet pastas are designed to be easy breezy, something you serve as a weekday dinner after a long day, or something you whip up for an unexpected guest. From beginning to finish, this dish takes less than an hour to prepare, without sacrificing taste or quality. It’s scrumptious!

What you’ll need

  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 10 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound gemelli (or pasta of your choice)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prepare pasta according to instructions on the package.

In a medium sauce pan, bring water to a boil. Place sausages inside, boil for about 3 minutes, or just long enough to be able to cut them into slices. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add sausage and pan fry until golden brown.

Add peppers, onions, mushrooms, basil and garlic. Stir well. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add seasoning and tomato sauce, stir well and simmer for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add pasta and serve hot.

Bon Appetit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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