Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sausage Garden Multitagliati

Sausage Garden Multitagliati
     I came up with this dish while thinking of a great way to combine a wonderful set of ingredients that you will typically find in my family. Everyone within my family always combines the great tastes of sausage, peppers, onions, zucchini squash, and tomatoes. We love this combination. There is just something tasty about them. Whether it is in a sandwich or in a sauce, the flavors just complement each other and create a fantastic dish that everyone loves.

     I’m a sucker when it comes to a creamy pasta dish. Anything that combines a thick delicious sauce with homemade pasta is a win-win in my book. So I decided to combine some of the above ingredients and make a fantastic pasta dish that I could call my own.
     The pasta in this dish is just something I decided to throw in. Most people do not know what Multitagliati are. It is just simple left over cuts from homemade pasta. Typically when trying to cut pasta all into a uniform shape you will be left over with some odd cuts that just don’t go well into the dish or look pretty. You can typically use them in soups and stews where structure and beauty do not matter.  I decided just to make nothing but these odd shape pasta sizes that would hold up well to the chunks of sausage, peppers, and zucchini within the thick sauce. Hope you enjoy my Sausage Garden Multitagliati.

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • ½ diced orange bell pepper
  • ½ white onion
  • ¼ cup diced mushrooms
  • ½ cup diced zucchini squash
  • 1 clove diced garlic
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Handful diced basil
  • Pinch of thyme
  • ¼ cup white wine

1.       In a large sauté pan drizzle about a tbs of olive oil and brown your sausage. Remove

2.       In same pan sauté your diced pepper, onion, mushrooms, tomato, zucchini, and garlic until the vegetables have softened and are fragrant.

3.       Pour in the white wine and reduce.

4.       Toss back in your sausage and cream and stir to combine.

5.       Stir in the basil and thyme. Salt and pepper to taste.

6.       Stir in the cheese and serve over your favorite cut of pasta.

     After the first bite of this dish it quickly became one of my all time favorite combinations. I made just enough to have some of my family members taste it and they loved the combination. They began making it just as quickly.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-30 minutes
Serves: 4-5 people.