Fresh Tomato, Basil and Pecorino Pasta
If you are a lover of Italian sausage or are on the hunt for sweet Italian sausage meals and Italian sausage recipes, this one is a must try! I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of meals where everything comes together at the same time and it’s a mad rush to get everything to the table while still warm. But, this recipe is made so that the timing is absolutely perfect for making a one dish meal that any pasta or Italian food fan will gobble up. It’s inexpensive too, using items from the fresh garden in the summer. Thinking of it now makes my mouth water as the basil, Italian sausage, cheese flavors all (imaginarily <– is that a word) 😉 hit the tip of my tongue. A mix of tomatoes from my garden to be chopped up and added to this recipe.
Cooking Italian sausage is easy, too. And this tool here, this is a lifesaver, I tell you.
And, it all comes together to make about 6 cups of this deliciousness:
Cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt and fat. Drain. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Remove casings from sausage if there are any casings on the sausage. Add oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add sausage and onion to the pan and cook for four minutes stirring to crumble sausage. Add garlic, cook for two minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for two more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the pasta and 2 tablespoons of cheese, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining quarter cup of cheese and basil. You can substitute ingredients to make this into a hot Italian sausage recipe by changing out the sausage.
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