I’m back! You missed me, didn’t you?
I may have a new favorite meal. Any of you out there fans of Italian-style sausage and peppers? If you live in New York, you can get this at any greasy outdoor fair. I’ve never been big on it but my husband likes it and I made it for him once or twice over the years.
Problem #1: It’s way unhealthy.
Problem #2: We’re now vegetarian.
Solution: Trader Joe’s dee-li-cious Italian sausage-less sausage. The hub and I just love it. It goes great in a tofu scramble and in a pasta sauce. I swear it tastes like sausage.
2.5 links Trader Joe’s Italian sausage-less sausage (or however much you want), cut into chunks
1/2 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
2 servings whole wheat pasta
Hot sauce, to taste
Cheese for garnish, if desired
Boil water and cook pasta according to directions.
While the pasta is cooking, saute onions, peppers and sausage in a few tbsp of olive oil for about 10 minutes. Cover as it cooks, removing the lid to stir frequently. The sausage should be browned on both sides and onions and peppers cooked through.
Add tomato sauce (and hot sauce, if desired) and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for a few more minutes.
Pour the sausage sauce mixture over the pasta. Garnish with shredded parmigiano or reggiano cheese.
And even though I’ve never been a huge sausage and peppers fan, I’m in love with this dish. It was so yummy.