Wow -- can you believe it's the first of August already?! Back to school is right around the corner, and I'm already thinking about easy recipes to make for those busy school nights.
My family loves pasta, so I usually make a large batch on the weekend and save some to use during the week. We also do the same with meat. In this case, we made a big batch of Italian sausage for dinner one night and saved the rest for later. So, when I wanted to make a quick and easy comfort meal, I was able to make pasta with sausage and peppers in no time at all.
This is kind of a deconstructed sausage and pepper sandwich. Growing up, we had these sandwiches often on the weekends, and I still love them! My kids aren't fans of the sandwich, but if you add sausage and peppers to pasta, they'll gobble it right up.
I start off by chopping up some garlic, onions and sweet peppers and frying them in some olive oil and Italian seasoning.
When the onions and peppers start to get soft, I throw in the cooked sausage and let everything blend together. The aroma is just amazing!
I heated up the leftover pasta and spooned the the sausage and peppers over the bow ties and added some thinly sliced provolone cheese on the top. Oh, when I cooked the pasta the first time, I served it with peas, so that's why you see a few stray peas in here.
Yum! This is one quick and easy meal that we can all agree on! And, when the weather finally gets cooler, you can heat everything up in the oven and melt the cheese over the top -- awesome!
Do you have any tips for saving time in the kitchen?
Thanks so much for stopping by -- Have a wonderful day!