Orecchiette w/ Sausage and Roasted Peppers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 581.6
  • Total Fat: 26.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 61.2 mg
  • Sodium: 646.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 64.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 21.9 g

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Yummy pasta dish. Yummy pasta dish.
Number of Servings: 6


    2 Medium red bell peppers (sliced off core)
    2 Medium yellow bell peppers (sliced off core)
    coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
    1 pound orecchiette or other short pasta
    2 teaspoons olive Oil
    1 pound Sweet Italian Sausage removed from casings
    1 tbls butter
    1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Heat the broiler. Place the peppers, skin side up, on a foil-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 2-3 minutes. Using a paper towel, rub off the pepper skins, reserving any juices in the bowl. Set aside. (You can also purchase Roasted Peppers.)
2. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente according to the package instructions. Drain.
3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. cook the sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 7-10 minutes. Add the roasted peppers; cook until heated through.
4. Transfer the sausage mixture to a large bowl; add the pasta, butter, and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

(Notes: You can purchase Roasted Peppers rather than make them. The olive oil can be left out as the sausage has enough fat for the pan. I also drained the fat after cooking. I left the Olive Oil and butter out of the nutritional info as they really are not necessary.)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OLIVERSMOM2.

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