Does your love for pasta know no bounds? Well, here’s a recipe that’s sure to please anyone who is a nut for noodles. Slivers of bell pepper, crumbled pork sausage, and a flavorful tomato sauce are tossed with spaghetti, coming together in a combination that’s hearty, satisfying, and classically comforting. Just add a sprinkle of Parmesan over the top to take things toward Italian-style bliss.
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Italian Pork Sausage
Tuscan Heat Spice
Chicken Stock Concentrate
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Halve, core, and thinly slice bell pepper into strips. Mince parsley. Remove sausage from casing; discard casing.
Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and half the Tuscan Heat Spice (you’ll use the rest later). Cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 3-4 minutes.
Add sausage and another drizzle of oil to pan. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes.
Once water is boiling, add spaghetti to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water (1½ cups for 4 servings), then drain.
Once sausage is cooked through, add crushed tomatoes to pan. Season with remaining Tuscan Heat Spice, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer while spaghetti cooks. Once spaghetti is drained, stir stock concentrate and ¾ cup reserved pasta cooking water (1 cup for 4 servings) into pan. Continue simmering until slightly reduced, 1-2 minutes more.
Add spaghetti to pan with sauce; toss to coat. (For 4 servings, carefully transfer everything into pot used for pasta.) Stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4), half the parsley, and half the Parmesan. (TIP: If needed, stir in more reserved pasta cooking water a splash at a time until spaghetti is thoroughly coated in sauce.) Season with salt and pepper. Divide pasta between bowls. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and Parmesan and serve.