Recipe: Italian Sausage w/ Fettuccine

I wanted to share with you guys my FAVORITE meal to cook during the week. Not only is it a quick & easy meal to whip up… it’s also DELICIOUS!!!

You have to start off with a package of sausage and a box of pasta. My sausage of choice is usually Premio and while I normally get the mixed (Hot & Sweet) package – today we are working with only hot. My favorite pasta is the Ronzoni Garden Delights! I couldn’t even tell you the last time I cooked with regular pasta.

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I put a large pot of water to boil and then place all the sausage links in a pan with a little water and cover it with aluminum foil.

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I love to really brown my sausage because it brings out a lot of flavor into the pan. I flip the sausage and add a little more water and re cover.

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 By this time, the water is boiling so I toss in my pasta. I then remove the sausage from the pan and slice them and throw them back in for some more browning at a very low temperature.

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Now for the sauce…

A lot of people cringe at store-bought sauce but guess what? I don’t care… my family doesn’t make it homemade and so I’ve had to perfect my favorite one from the grocery store.

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Here she is – The Ragu Robusto! seasoned with chopped tomato, olive oil and garlic. This is by far the best tasting Ragu and with a little help from these:

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 Your family will be begging you to make this dish again soon. I personally am not a big fan of chunks of tomatoes or onions (already in the jar) so I throw the sauce in the blender to chop those pieces up. I then pour the sauce over the sliced sausage (fill up the empty jar 1/2 way with water, shake and pour that in as well) and throw in these seasons on top to taste and stir. I think quick meals should be about convenience so if you do not have some of these — skip them or substitute.

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Cover pan and let it simmer for a few minutes. Remove pasta from the stove and drain.

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I always add a touch of olive oil or butter to keep pasta from sticking together.

That’s it… now dinner is served!

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Quick tip: when storing left overs, keep the sauce with sausage and pasta in 2 separate containers.

Enjoy!!! xo

7 Comments

  1. November 20, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    yum! I make something similar quite often but have not tried that type of pasta yet but will find some at the store soon to try

    • November 20, 2013 / 1:32 pm

      They say no pasta is “healthy” but I love Italian food and this particular pasta has a large serving of veggies in it without that gross veggie taste. It seriously taste like regular pasta and is so good!

      • November 20, 2013 / 1:35 pm

        sounds great!

  2. November 20, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Thanks so much for appreciating my Country’s food!!! You have to taste the original one too, here in ITALY!!! Cheers!!!

    • November 25, 2013 / 2:58 pm

      I actually got yo visit Florence & Rome last year… the food is INCREDIBLE!

      • November 26, 2013 / 7:31 pm

        GREAT!!! ROme is my city, “Caput Mundi”, Florence is stunning. You have to come in South side too or go to North (Side)…and islands!! All Italy is wonderful, indeed!! Breathless.

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