Pasta with roasted peppers & sausage

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Mild Italian sausage
1 small Garlic head
1 large Onion,sliced
2 larges Red or yellow bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and sliced
¼ cup Balsamic or red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Dried oregano leaves
1 pounds Penne or other tube pasta

Place sausage, whole garlic, onion, and peppers in a 12x17" pan; pierce meat all over. Bake in a 425'F. oven until vegetables are limp and edges dark brown, about 1 hour; stir often. Thinly slice sausages; keep warm.

Cut garlic in half crosswise; squeeze pulp into a bowl. Add vinegar, mustard, and oregano; stir well.

Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 5-6 quart pan over high heat. Add pasta; cook, uncovered, until just tender to bite, 8-10 minutes.

Drain; pour into a bowl. Add sausage and garlic mixtures. Mix well.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Per serving: 453 calories; 17 grams protein; 19 grams fat; (6½ grams saturated fat); 53 grams carbohydrates; 535 milligrams sodium; 43 milligrams cholesterol.

~ Josie Ingber, Berkeley, California

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