Skillet Mac and Sausage

This simple, delicious dinner absolutely hit the spot. It was hearty, flavorful, and easy. My only regret is not making more. My boyfriend and I were heartbroken when we reached the bottom of our bowls.

The end of our dinner went something like this:

Me: Are you having seconds?
Boyfriend: Uh, there’s no more.
Me: What?
Boyfriend: I’m serious. That’s it.
Me: But! But! But! Ugh!

I was so disappointed in myself for not throwing in 2 cups of macaroni. But hey, for those of you who aren’t pigs, 1 cup may be enough for two people. For my boyfriend and I however, 1 cup is nowhere near enough. Now I know for next time.

All together the meal set me back about $5, plus some pantry staples.

Ingredients for 2 average people:

  • 1 cup macaroni pasta, cooked and set aside
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 14-ounce can crush tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated parmesan for sprinkling

In a large pan, sauté the onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes for a few minutes. Add the sausage and break apart using a wooden spoon.

After sausage is cook thoroughly add the tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.  Stir until combined and add the bell peppers. Stir again and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the macaroni and mix well. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Serve immediately.

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Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 6:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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