One day I was in a hurry to make Jason dinner for work before I had to leave for work. After I finished the pepper and pasta mixture, I told him that it was done and all he had to do was cook some noodles to go with it. I got home from work and looked in the refrigerator to find the entire container of peppers and sausage gone…I had made enough for what I thought would like 3 meals! The next day, I asked Jason about it, and it turned out he didn’t remember me saying to make the noodles and thought the entire dish was his dinner (he was watching TV, probably a cubs game, when I told him). The next time I made it, I decided to not take any chances and added the noodles right away). There really isn’t a recipe because I just made it up, so you can use as much as you would like to make as many servings as you would like. I will put about how much I used in parentheses.
-Italian Sausages, sliced into circles (2)
-Multiple colored peppers, diced (2)
-Vidalia Onion, diced (1 large)
-Extra virgin olive oil (2-3 TBSP)
-Garlic (2 tsp)
-Parmesan cheese, fresh or from a can…I used the can because I am cheap and that is what I had on hand (1/4 cup)
-Mrs. Dash Table Blend (2 tsp)
-Noodles of your choice (about 3 servings)
- Bring a pot of water to boiling and cook noodles as directed. When they are done, drain, rinse, and return to the pan. Add 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, some garlic, and some Parmesan cheese to taste.
- Heat a large, non-stick skillet to medium-high heat.
- Add the sliced brats so a side with the largest surface area is on the skillet. Cook for a few minutes and flip. Continue cooking until the internal temp is about 160F (165F is the temp it needs to be, but you will be cooking them some more.
- Add the diced peppers and onions to the pepper mixture. Add olive oil as needed.
- Cook for about 5 minutes. Check the internal temp of the meat and make sure it is at 165F. If it is, turn off the heat.
- In a large bowl, add the noodles and sausage mixture. Add the remaining cheese and seasonings and stir well.
- Serve with a cold bottle of beer 🙂