Mama Corleone's Sausage and Peppers

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This dish was inspired by a description in the novel, 'The Godfather.' It is also a favorite with my 'family.' Serve with a crusty bread, a green salad, and a robust dry red wine for a very satisfying meal. The amount of oil and garlic can be adjusted to your taste.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package thin spaghetti

  • 4 (4 ounce) links sweet Italian sausage

  • 5 assorted bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup minced flat leaf parsley

  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti, and cook until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain, and set aside.

  2. While the pasta is getting started, slice sausages lengthwise, and remove the casings. Brown sausages in a large skillet over medium-high heat with a drizzle of the olive oil. Remove sausages to a platter, and keep warm in the oven. Add the bell peppers, garlic, oregano and basil to the skillet, and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Saute over medium heat until peppers are tender.

  3. Toss the pepper mixture with the drained spaghetti until well blended, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter, and arrange the sausages on the top. Garnish with Italian parsley and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

662 Calories
38g Fat
53g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 662
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1047mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 125mg 625%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 661mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.