In a pasta-loving household, it's easy to fall into a spaghetti and meatball rut. Take a break from your typical noodle and meat sauce routine with this speedy spaghetti recipe.Incredibly versatile and simple to whip up during the week, this Italian Sausage Spaghetti turns a basic plate of pasta into a satisfying dinner that's different enough from last week's menu. Light on sauce, like a traditional Italian pasta dish, this spaghetti mixes sausage and peppers with a bit of basil, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese for a meal that goes from your stovetop to your table in just 20 minutes. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread, and you've worked up a super manageable weeknight meal.Better yet, this easy pasta recipe can freeze for up to 2 months. Just cool and cover tightly in a baking dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
Prepare recipe as directed. Cool 30 minutes. Place pasta mixture in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove and discard plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Variation: Turkey Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers
Substitute 1 (1-lb.) package Italian turkey sausage for mild Italian sausage. Remove and discard casings from sausage. Increase olive oil to 2 Tbsp. Cook sausage in 1 Tbsp. hot oil as directed in Step Discard any drippings in Dutch oven. Proceed with recipe as directed, sauteing onion and next 3 ingredients in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.
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