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Whenever I get a new cooking magazine in the mail, I’ll typically read it through – cover to cover – marking the recipes that sound interesting to me with either a piece of paper or a sticky note. I usually end up with dozens of markers. And sometimes I’ll do the same thing when I get a new cookbook – especially the Cookbook of the Month books. One day, I was planning a menu and pulled a few of my cookbooks off the shelf. My copy of Everyday Food: Great Food Fast is one of those books that has many of it’s pages marked. And you would think that I would go through those pages with the sticky tabs, adding a recipe or two to my menu. But instead I picked a recipe that wasn’t even marked from when I first went through the book! This is just a testament of just how much I love this cookbook and how good all of the recipes look.

I’m so glad I looked past the absence of a sticky on this page. This recipe was so simple, yet so delicious. And I would have really missed out if I would have just skipped out on this, although I have yet to find a bad recipe from this book!

Orecchiette with Sausage and Roasted Peppers
from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

Serves 4-6

2 medium red bell peppers, four flat sides sliced off core, ribs and seeds discarded
2 medium yellow bell peppers, four flat sides sliced off core, ribs and seeds discarded
1 pound orecchiette or other short pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat broiler. Place peppers, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 4 inches from heat until charred, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; steam 2 to 3 minutes. Using a paper towel, rub off pepper skins, reserving any juices in bowl. Thinly slice peppers crosswise into 1/4-inch strips; return to bowl. Set aside.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Add roasted peppers; cook until heated through.

Transfer sausage mixture to bowl; add pasta, butter, reserved pasta water, and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

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18 Responses to Orecchiette with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

  1. kat says:

    yum, this is our kind of dinner

  2. Cassie says:

    I could sing the praises of that cookbook — and the magazine! — all day long. This is one I haven't tried yet, but I do have it marked. Guess I'm going to have to move it up higher on the list! It looks delicious.

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A perfect combo, yummy!



  4. Ryley says:

    mmmmmm.. there is something so amazing about orecchiette.. I love it…

  5. Katerina says:

    I just LOVE orecchiette, it looks like delicious comfort food.

  6. Susan @ SGCC says:

    That pasta dish looks wonderful! I make something similar with broccoli and sausage. But, the peppers sound like a great variation. Like a sausage & peppers pasta. Brilliant!

  7. Susan says:

    Oh this sounds delicious!I have to try it. I just love orecchiette!
    Thanks so much for not putting a sticky on this page!

  8. The Food Hunter says:

    This looks delicious. Wish I had some right now.

  9. kamailesfood says:

    I do the same thing with my magazines. This looks like a great and simple recipe.

  10. How To Eat A Cupcake says:

    Those are my favorite pasta noodles!! 😀 😀

  11. chou says:

    Sometimes I do that with people, too. I'm always glad when I look beyond and get to know them.

  12. Kristen says:

    This looks so simple and really good! My family would love it.
    I need to get a copy of that cookbook and magazine. I bet I'd love it if you do!

  13. Anh says:

    Deborah you are so organised. I normally remember recipes by photos, then flavours. And when I want to make any recipes, I sort of run through the whole mags to find them.

    Love the pasta dish you have there. Very flavoursome!

  14. BMK says:

    Perfect weeknight meal. That is one of my favorite cookbooks too!

  15. Kevin says:

    A great quick, simple and tasty pasta!

  16. eatme_delicious says:

    This looks simple and delicious!

  17. ♥Rosie♥ says:

    This is my kinda of meal – love all this flavours and ingredients!!

  18. Patsyk says:

    I have this cookbook, and now I need to go back and check out this recipe because I think I missed it, too!

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