Apr 27, 2012

Linguine with Yellow Bell Pepper, Sausage & Arugula

Recently I have been so busy, cooking has become a luxury. Last night with a few spare hours on hand, I made a simple but delicious pasta dish for my family. The original recipe was from a Martha Stewart cookbook. Gal pal made this for us the other night. It was easy to make and delicious. I changed the recipe slightly to suit my own taste.
Ingredients (enough for 4 servings):
-2 large yellow bell pepper --- slice into thin stripes
-2 cups of arugula
-1 package of sausage (use any flavor you like) --- I think Italian or Cajun will work the best with this particular dish --- slice into about 1/2 cm thickness
-6 garlic --- slice into thin slices

How To:
Boil water, add a dash of salt and cook 4 serving of linguine and keep one cup of pasta water. Follow cooking instruction on package. 

1. Saute sausage slices in about 2 tablespoon of olive oil until slightly brown
2. Add sliced garlic --- cook for about another minutes until garlic slices are lightly golden
3. Add yellow bell pepper and cook until tender --- do not over cook
4. Add one cup of pasta water and salt to taste
5. Add pasta and mix thoroughly to ensure each strand of noodle is coated with delicious sauce.
6. Add one tablespoon of butter to pasta to make sauce creamy and rich. --- I cut down amount of butter from the original recipe, which was 4 tablespoons from memory.
7. Toss arugula to pasta last minute to keep it fresh. I just add a handful of arugula on top of pasta to serve.  Each person can toss before eating. This way arugula will still be fresh and tasty.
Everyone loved this dish. This meal is healthy with lots of veggie and minimum amount of oil and salt. Even though we are short on time, we can still have delicious home cook meal at home with savvy planning.

Have a wonderful weekend. Happy Cooking!!


  1. yum looks absolutely delish! I'll try it. have a fabulous weekend, darling!

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  2. Cajun andouille is my FAVORITE. So, I think it is safe to say I'm in love with this dish. I can't wait to make it!

    Hope you have a delicious weekend. :)

  3. So delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe!


  4. it looks delicious! and the colors are wonderful. :)

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  5. this sounds so good! i love bell peppers of any color!

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  6. I love how healthy and delicious this looks! Linguine is one of my fave pastas. XD

  7. yumm that pasta looks so fresh and tasty!! love all the lovely bright colors!


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