Linguine with Sausages & Potentially Stolen Vegetables

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I could have almost prepared this dish entirely from stolen vegetables from my neighbor’s garden – but I resisted. While I was considering this criminal act, I realized that this pasta dish is more seasonal than I thought. This is a perfect summertime meal!  It takes about an hour to prepare but doesn’t require much attention. Mow the lawn, pull some weeds, write on your blog all while you prepare this delicious meal for family and friends! Enjoy!

Linguine with Sausages, Peppers, Onions and Tomatoes

Serves 4 to 6 people.

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet Italian sausages
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 5 or 6 roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 handful fresh basil (optional)
  • ricotta salata cheese, shredded (optional)
  • 1 pound linguine

Directions:

Seared sausages
Seared sausages

Sear and brown sausages in a splash of olive oil. Cook the sausages until browned on both sides (don’t worry about cooking them through). Once browned, remove sausages and set aside.

Summer Veggies
Summer Veggies

Add all vegetables into the same pan with a good splash of olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and sugar. Cook on medium for about 30 minutes until they have reduced and add the sausages back into the pan to cook through. Cook for another 15 -20 minutes until the sausages have cooked fully through.

half way there!
half way there!

Meanwhile boil linguine. Serve the veggies and sausages over linguine and garnish with fresh basil and freshly shredded riccota salata. Enjoy!

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