Jun 14, 2013

Spaghetti with Dried Tomatoes, Green Peppers and Italian Sausage

Have you ever watched an Italian cooking show and all of the ingredients were thrown together in one pan and it ended up looking so delicious?  Most of those recipes cannot be that hard to make.  A couple of days ago, I dried some tomatoes in the oven and have been anxious to make something with them.  So, I made up my own recipe.  Isn't that what a cook does?  This is easy and I really liked it a lot. 

1/2 pound ground meat of your choice, I used Italian sausage
1 onion chopped
1 green pepper, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup dried tomatoes or to your taste
2-3 tbs olive oil
salt/pepper to taste
1/2 tsp thyme or to your taste
1/2 tsp Italian seasonings or oregano to your taste
1/2 pound cooked spaghetti
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, romano, or an Italian blend of cheeses.

Cook the spaghetti until it is al dente.  On medium to high heat in a large pan, add the the ground meat.  Once it is brown add the onion and cook until the onion is translucent.  Next, add the green pepper and saute until the pepper is tender.  Then, add the dried tomatoes, mix well. Add the spaghetti and toss all of the ingredients together. Add salt, pepper, and herbs to your taste. The last step is to add the cheese. Mix well. Serve with French bread and a salad.  Enjoy!