20 July 2010

From the Kitchen: Easy Tuesday Pasta

This is my absolutel favourite go-to easy-ish meal, especially on days I don't really feel like cooking.  I got the base recipe from an old issue of Real Simple probably close to 6 or 7 years ago.  Now, I probably make it once every two weeks, I love it that much!  I hope you do too...

Spicy Sausage Pasta
package of spicy sausage or spicy turkey sausage
package of fettucine
1 teaspoon oil
1 red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
7 small tomatoes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
handful of basil
black pepper
parmesan cheese

First off, start the water boiling to cook a box of fettucine.

Meanwhile, heat up some oil and saute 1 sliced red onion and minced garlic.   When it's starts to soften, add a package of hot italian sausage to the pan (remove from casings if not already) and cook until it's no longer pink.  Chop 7 small tomatoes and add to pan, including juices.  Drizzle a 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar over mixture and let simmer for 12 minutes.

Toss the cooked mixture in with the drained fettucine and mix in black pepper and a handful of fresh basil (or 2 tablespoons of dried). 

Serve topped with fresh grated parmesan.

What's your go-to, I don't feel like cooking but I don't want to order pizza meal?


  1. Last night I made grilled cheese sandwiches and cracked open some cans of alphagetti for the family. Relatively quick and easy!

  2. i agree with amy- grilled cheese! but like fancy ones: sourdough + muenster + maple ham.


    xo Alison

  3. Ha! You call this "not cooking"? This would be a gourmet meal for me! But I think I'll try it, it sounds amazing! My "go to" meals usually involve the crockpot, so easy!

  4. looks yummy!
    My "go to" meal is angel hair pasta with oil oil, cracked black pepper, and shaved parmesan..so easy and Soooo good!

  5. OOOH YUM!! Yes, pasta is usually the go-to easy meal!

  6. whats freaky is that my go-to is the EXACT same dish as yours but x the balsamic and cheese. what's better than easy pasta? (besides cookies, obvs)

  7. so i needed a recipe for tonight, not anymore! i'll let you know how it goes :) :)


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