Today’s recipe is all about minimum effort, maximum flavour and pleasure!
I love cooking like that. I just know I can put up a meal on the table in 15 min, feed a whole gang, and that everyone will be fed generously!
Let’s get started, on our pasta peperoni!
Even though it’s a traditional pizza topping, let’s try to think outside of a box for a second. I mean.. it’s sausage..it’s pasta, tomatoes, garlic… you just know something good will come out of it. So!
Ingredients for 4 people
500g of pasta
1 can of chopped tomatoes
2 tsp of tomato purée
200g of peperoni sausage
1 ripe, red pepper
salt,pepper,garlic,chili paste(or fresh chillies)make it as mild or as hot as you like.
1 tsp of sugar
cheese for topping if you wish
dried italian herbs – basil,oregano,thyme.
Let’s get cracking.
First- prepare the water for your pasta. My spaghetti takes about 11 min to cook, but during the time I’m waiting for the water to boil, I’m starting my sauce already.
Your pasta is cooking. Dead easy. Just remember to season the water with salt.
Sauce: fry off your onion and your pepper, dice them as finely as you wish, it doesn’t matter. Add diced peperoni and fry off. Add garlic,herbs,chili paste. Fry for 1 min. add tomato purée and chopped tomatoes. Add about 150 mls of water. Season with salt,pepper, sugar ( to cut through the acidity of the tomatoes). Let it simmer until the pasta is ready- it’ll reduce nicely.
Then just mix pasta through the sauce. And serve. It’s easy as that. My family loves it and calls it ‘’pasteroni’’ pasta peperoni. it tastes like a pizza, cause of the tomatoes,sausage and all the lovely herbs. You could use it on pizza if you cooked it for a tad longer to reduce it even more!
So, here’s how my pasta looked, it was really good I tell you. You can shred some fresh parmezan on top, it’s not obligatory though!
Have fun with it!