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Pasta is always an easy and quick meal to serve my family on a busy night. There are a ton of ways you can serve it but of course, the classic red sauce is always easy because you just have to open a jar. However, as odd as it sounds, I am not a huge fan of the classic red sauce. I don't hate it or anything...I eat pizza, baked ziti, and lasagna on a regular basis. However, if given a choice I would choose an Alfredo sauce or pesto rather than a jar of tomato based sauce. I prefer my tomatoes fresh out of the garden rather than jarred any day. This easy pasta recipe uses an assortment of fresh ingredients but it is still quick and easy to make. If you are looking for an easy pasta recipe to serve on a busy night, this one will certainly work. We get our sausage from a small, local farmer but if you can only find links of sausage you can chop into bite sized pieces and use that. A great resource for pasta recipe inspiration is the Jamie Oliver website!
Spaghetti Without the Sauce Pasta Recipe
- 1 pound pasta, cooked according to package instructions
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 1 pound ground sausage
- ½ onion, chopped
- ½ bell pepper, chopped
- ⅓ cup fresh basil, cut into strips
- 15 to 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
- Parmesan cheese for serving
- In a large saute pan, cook ground sausage until done. Drain and set aside.
- In the same pan, add onion and red bell pepper and saute just until onion is starting to get translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes
- In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, sauteed onions and peppers, sliced cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Mix well
- Serve with Parmesan cheese on top
What's your go to pasta recipe on a busy night?
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.