OH MY GOD! This was soooooo good! I didn't change anything in the recipe so that I could give a true rating. This was very easy to prepare. I love trying (and creating)new pasta dishes and this one is one of the best new dishes I've tried in a long time! I did serve with a salad as suggested and sprinkled pine nuts in there too with a balsamic dressing. Thanks for a fresh new pasta recipe and good luck!
It's been some time since I made this - and still the memory of the lovely aroma and the beautiful presentation of this dish has me wanting to go to the kitchen and get to another making! It's soo good! Other than being a touch short on the sausage and only had 1/8 cup of fresh basil leaves I made as posted and loved every bite! Thank you for a great recipe Susie D!
This was a very nice and elegant tasting meal. To me, it was kind of like a quality Vodka sauce, without the vodka! I used hot chicken italian sausage and only used about 1 pound. I increased the garlic and used diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce (didn't have any!). I upped the fresh tomatoes and followed the rest as stated. This was a bit of work with the toasting of the pine nuts and the roasting of the bell peppers, but if you get the toasting and roasting out of the way before you start the recipe, this comes together easily and has a beautiful presentation. Made this for the "Pink" tag game in honor of breast cancer awareness. Thank you for a winner!
This dish has everything that we love, so it was pretty sure to be a winner! it sounds like a lot of prep, but actually, working methodically, it doesn't take long to cook at all. I used one red and one green pepper, since that was what I had. Plenty of garlic, we like garlic! I added a dash of brown sugar, for me that is standard with a tomato based sauce. Although I added the cream, another time I won't, I don't feel that the recipe needs it, tho it is pleasant with it, I'd rather have the robust sauce. And this is a good, robust, well-flavoured sauce, we loved it! It would be good with garlic bread and salad, but this time, I just served sauce and pasta for a very good mid-week supper! Thanks, Susie, an excellent recipe, made for Think Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Tag, October 2008
we really liked this and it made a generous quantity. i wasn't sure what sausage to use and got pork breakfast links. i don't know if this was correct as the sausage wasn't really spiced at all and several of us ate it all except the sausage. very nice flavored sauce and i was glad to use the last of my garden fresh basil. p.s. i made this again and used mild italian sausage. it was fabulous! i used cherry tomatos cut in half instead of plum tomatos.
Wonderful! Thank-You for the nice recipe.