Mafioso spaghetti, sausage and peppers

Mafioso spaghetti, sausage and peppers


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About this recipe: Beautiful Italian dish of spaghetti tossed with a mixture of pan fried Italian sausages and herbs, with the beautiful colours and flavours of assorted peppers. Inspired by a dish described in the novel "The Godfather", this pasta dish will be a favourite with the entire 'family'! Serve with fresh tossed green salad, crusty bread and dry red wine for a hearty and very 'Italiano' meal.


Serves: 4 

  • 225g thin spaghetti pasta
  • 450g Italian sausages
  • 5 assorted peppers, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons minced flat leaf parsley
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add spaghetti, and cook until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is getting started, slice sausages lengthways, and remove the casings. Brown sausages in a large frying pan over medium-high heat with a drizzle of the olive oil. Remove sausages to a platter, and keep warm in the oven. Add the peppers, garlic, oregano and basil to the frying pan and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Sauté over medium heat until peppers are tender.
  3. Toss the pepper mixture with the drained spaghetti until well blended and season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter, and arrange the sausages on the top. Garnish with flat leaf parsley and Parmesan cheese.

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