Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Drunken Noodles with Sausage

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a try.  The boy loves anything that involves sausage and noodles, and I have a definite love affair with bell peppers, so it was on.  It was a more time consuming recipe than most of the meals I make, but it was totally worth it.  Something about the sauce (probably the extra olive oil you toss in at the end) is so satisfying.  It's rich and hearty and perfect for the chilly nights we've been having lately.

You'll Need:
4 TB olive oil, divided
1 lb package of spicy Italian Sausage links, casings removed
1 large onion, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
Pinch of crushed red pepper
3 colored bell peppers (red, orange, or yellow), sliced
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup white wine
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
2 TB fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
8 oz Pappardelle noodles (the boy said he would have preferred penne since the pappardelle noodles were a little hard to eat)

Fill a large pot with water and put on the stove to boil.  Cook the pappardelle noodles as directed.

Place a large pan over medium-high heat and add 2 TB olive oil.  Crumble italian sausage into the pan and cook until no longer pink.  Use a slotted spoon to remove sausage from the pan and set aside, leaving the sausage drippings in the pan.  Add onion to pan and cook until they start to brown.  Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and red pepper to the pan. Add bell peppers and cook about two minutes.  Add garlic and cook until you begin to smell the garlic.  Add wine and cook until it reduces by at least half.  Add tomatoes and the cooked italian sausage and stir gently.  Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes then remove from heat and add the remaining olive oil, parsley, and basil.

Add the cooked pappardelle noodles to the sauce and toss.  Serve with grated parmesan.

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  1. OH EM GEE! That looks frigging amazing!

  2. I pinned this image, too, and have been wanting to make it forever. Looks good, I need to get a move on it!

  3. Yummy! And drunken noodles is such a funny name–definitely sounds like something that would appeal to the men!