Thursday, June 23, 2011

Spicy Sausage Spaghetti with Garden Herbs

The Menu:
Spicy Sausage Spaghetti with Garden Herbs

The Original Recipe:
I had a lot of leftover things in my refrigerator this week. I had a carton of grape tomatoes (had my grape tomatoe plant not broken these would of been from my garden, too!), about 4 diced up green onions, and some leftover whipping cream (from my Strawberry Basil Lime Curd Tart). I was sure that I was going to use this in some type of spaghetti dish, and I think this was the best spaghetti I have ever made! All those fresh herbs and ingredients! Yum! We get our meat from our local butcher, too, so it was fresh. Oh man! This was so good! My kids ate it, too. Spice and all! It tasted that good!

Spicy Sausage Spaghetti with Garden Herbs

1 lb. spicy sausage
1 carton whole grape tomatoes (about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup whole)
4-5 green onions (with tops), chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups crushed tomatoes (I used what I canned from last summer)
Lot's of fresh herbs, used the leaves from the sprigs and chopped( I used 5 big leaves of sage, 4 leaves of basil, 1 sprig of rosemarry , 3 sprigs of oregano, & bunch of thyme sprigs)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup heavy cream
Spaghetti noodles-aldente ( I used a little more than half a box)

Start your water boiling for your spaghetti noodles in a pot. Meanwhile, in a saute pan, cook and crumble sausage until no longer pink. Add onion and green pepper. Saute until softened. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cover and let cook until tomatoes begin to pop. (They really do pop, I heard them!). By this time your spaghetti noodles should be cooking in a seperate pot.  After the grape tomatoes pop, add the rest of the tomatoes, salt and pepper and herbs. Let cook about 5 mintues to incooperate flavors. Add whipping cream, and stir to combine. Once noodles are drained, add them to the pan with the sauce. Leave the lid off, and let them soak in the sauce for about 5 minutes or so, stirring to combine. Serve with a nice crusty bread.

I shared this recipe over at Ms. enPlace blog today... She has a great recipes to share from the garden!


MM said...

Thanks for linking up!
I'm loving all the herbs in this recipe.

Julie said...

That does look seriously all the colors going on in there!

Michelle said...

That is going on my menu this week! Sounds divine!