By now you know that trying new recipes for us is as natural as the air you breath.  It's the norm.  Sometimes I get inspiration from restaurants, most of the time from friends and sometimes just walking through the grocery store.  Last week I was shopping at the commissary when I happened upon the "DeLallo" brand pastas & sauces.  I'm always looking for a good pasta sauce since they don't carry my FAVORITE pasta sauce of all times here in Korea.  Rao's.  If you see Rao's Pasta Sauce BUY IT.  I promise you will LOVE IT!!  You might not love the price tag, but you will LOVE the sauce.  It ROCKS.    Sorry...I'm off track.  Back to DeLallo - anyway, as I was checking out the sauce I noticed pasta - or vice versa - whichever way it happened I ended up buying a package of Rigatoni and saw this recipe on the package and thought "what the heck....we love pasta, sausage and peppers, let's give it a whirl!"    I'm so glad we did.  Everyone LOVED this recipe and ask that it be put into our regular rotation (which means they might get it two or three times a year - possibly more since it was SO SIMPLE!).  So here it is, going into our regular rotation & hopefully yours.  Here is a link to the original recipe.  I adapted just a tad.

1 package sweet Italian sausage - casings removed and cut into bite size pieces
2-3 TBL olive oil
1 small yellow onion - diced
2-3 cloves garlic - minced
1 red pepper - seeded and sliced lengthwise
1 yellow pepper - seeded and sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 28oz can whole peeled tomatoes (use San Marzano tomatoes if you can find them - they are totally worth it!)
1 pound of rigatoni pasta
Freshly grated Pecorino-Romano cheese, or parmesan
Red pepper flakes

Cook pasta according to package.

Drizzle 2  tablespoons olive oil in large Dutch oven- sauté onions, garlic for 2-3 minutes, add sausage.     
After cooking sausage onion combo for 5 minutes add peppers.   Continue to stir and cook until sausage and
peppers beging to brown.   Add red pepper flakes - a few if you don't like it very spicy, a lot if you like the spice!  
Pour a glass of wine for you and your love, and then add a 1/2 of cup of the same wine to you sausage/pepper combo.
Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
This is my go to white wine.
Add whole tomatoes, breaking them up with a wooden spoon.   Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer - covered for 15 to 20 minutes.
Add the hot pasta to your pan - toss some Pecorino Romano in- drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil.....
Serve with a salad and some (homemade) crusty bread.
Simple goodness.
2/25/2013 06:38:50 pm

This was really good and super easy to make! Even better the 2nd day for lunch! Thanks for the recipe!


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