With just five ingredients, this sausage and sweet pepper pasta with fresh basil will be a weeknight staple.
Is there anything better than a big pot of pasta? I don’t believe there is. I’m one of those people who will make a big pot of pasta on the weekend and continue to eat it throughout the week. Now, this isn’t a weekly occurrence because if all I was doing was eating pasta, there wouldn’t be any other recipes on my site, would there? It’s all about balance!
When I say ‘It’s all about balance’, I mean that for literally everything in my life, there is nothing wrong with cutting back, or slowing down in some areas to ramp it up in others. Now, being a fully fledged foodie, I find that even when I’m really busy or tired, I still want to eat delicious, albeit simple meals. One of my favourite dishes is pasta with sausage and peppers and when I dreamt up this recipe, I had just come off an exceptionally gruelling week at work and the last thing I wanted to do was slice up a billion peppers, onions and the like.
Instead, I opened my fridge and pulled out Sweet Pepper Miscela. Which, seeing as its made from all-natural, fresh ingredients, is a must-have fridge ingredient if you’re a foodie who likes to take her health into consideration like me (which I assume you are if you’re reading my site). I like to think of this mixture in the same way I’d use a jar of pesto; it’s a quick and easy way to enhance your meal, and seriously cuts down on prep time.
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In this five ingredient pasta recipe, the sweet pepper mixture (it’s a combination of bell peppers, spices and raisins) adds all those flavours from your favourite sausage and pepper dishes. The other ingredients are hot Italian sausages, a touch of olive oil, fresh basil and pasta. Yes, of course there is salt, but I’m not calling it an ‘ingredient’ in this recipe, salt is just a given. Right?