Sausage PastaCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
3/4 lb ground Italian sausage
1 diced white onion or 1 yellow bell pepper diced
2 cups penne pasta
24oz marinara sauce
24oz water – I fill the pasta jar with water to make measuring easy
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- In a large pot add the sausage and cook on medium heat through. Once cooked remove any access grease.
- Add the diced bell pepper and saute for about two minutes to soften.
- Add the pasta, marinara sauce, water, and seasonings stir everything to combine and bring up to a boil then drop it down to a simmer and cover with a lid and simmer for about 12-15 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Stir frequently so the pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
You can always add 1/2 cup more water in if the pasta has absorbed all of the liquid while simmering.
- Now that the pasta is tender to the way you like it to be add the mozzarella cheese in and stir to combine. Enjoy