Italian Sausage and Peppers with Ziti

Angela (Grammy) Derby

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@Angela_Derby

This recipe is the one dad used for sausage and pepper sandwiches, but I added ziti and turned it into a wonderful dinner that the family loved. It's really great over pasta, polenta or in a good hoagie roll! A staple, growing up in an Italian household!


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Ingredients

1 lb. pkg
(5 links) premio italian sausage (mild or hot, your choice)
2 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
4 clove
garlic, minced
1
large onion, halved and sliced
1/2
red, onion, sliced
1
large red bell peppe
1
large green pepper
1 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 (14.5 oz can(s)
crushed tomatoes
1/4 c
red wine, (optional) (whatever kind you like to drink)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prick the sausage all over with a fork, then place in a large skillet over low heat, and brown on all sides, cooking until tender. Remove from skillet, and slice links into 1" pieces. (I like to cut them in a diagonal...it's pretty. Ha!)
2
Melt butter and olive oil in the skillet on medium heat. Stir in the yellow onion, red onion, and garlic, and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Season with basil, oregano, salt & pepper. Stir in crushed tomatoes and wine (both are optional). Continue to cook and stir until peppers and onions are tender.
3
Return sausage slices to skillet with the vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until sausage is heated through.
4
Serve over pasta, polenta or on Italian rolls for sandwiches (our favorite.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian