All the flavors of a fully loaded pizza with the speed and ease of a pasta dish. This is a kid-pleaser. You can substitute ground beef or chopped pepperoni for the sausage. Pair it with a green salad and you have a quick weeknight dinner.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 lb. Italian sausage
- 1 lb. Bowtie pasta
- 2 cans Fire roasted tomatoes, lightly drained
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced (my tomatoes had garlic so I skipped this)
- 1 tsp. basil
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
- 1/2 cup Parmesan
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Brown the sausage with the onion, garlic and green pepper. Drain and rinse under hot water. Put the meat back in the skillet and add the tomatoes and seasonings.
When the pasta is cooked and drained, mix it with the sauce and cheese. Serves 6-8 people.
In other news:
This is also my first blogging event and a chance to learn face to face with other bloggers. We’ll be focusing on the business side of blogging. I’m very excited about this chance to meet new people, learn new things and see a part of the country that I’ve never seen.