Juicy pork sausage, thyme, and garlic create the perfect flavour base for this classic pasta sauce. Building into the delicious sauce are sweet peppers, chili and Parmesan cheese. This recipe is so simple and delicious, it’s sure to become a part of your weekly repertoire.
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Mild Italian Sausage, uncased
Red Onion, chopped
Sweet Bell Pepper
Salt and Pepper*
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. In Step 4, use the following heat guide to determine what spice level you prefer: add 1/8 tsp for warm, 1/4 tsp for hot and 1/2 tsp for spicy! Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt in a large pot (NOTE: use same amount for 4ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Core, then cut peppers into 1/2-inch pieces. Strip 1 tbsp thyme leaves (dbl for 4ppl) from sprigs. Peel, then mince or grate garlic
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4ppl), then sausage. Cook, breaking up sausage into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 5-6 min.**
Add linguine to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 9-11 min. Drain and return to the same pot, off heat.
When sausage is done, transfer to a plate and set aside. Add another 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4ppl) to the same pan, then onions and peppers. Cook, stirring often, until veggies are softened, 4-5 min. Add garlic, thyme leaves and 1/8 tsp chili flakes. (NOTE: Reference heat guide.) Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 min.
Add cooked sausage and diced tomatoes. Stir together. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, 6-7 min.
Add sauce to the pot with linguine, then season with salt and pepper. Toss together. Divide sausage linguine between bowls and sprinkle over the Parmesan.