Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This dish may seem a tad lengthy, but it is worth it. And it is a great dish to make an impressive presentation with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium skillet, cook onion and pepper in butter until tender; do not brown.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and the seasonings.
  3. Simmer on low 10 minutes.
  4. In 10 inch skillet, bring cider to a boil; add sausage, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Prepare macaroni according to directions.
  6. Drain and arrange on warm platter.
  7. Top with sauce and sausage.


Most Helpful

Very nice dish. I loved the strong taste of the tomato sauce. I used a German smoked sausage. Cooking them in the apple cider was an interesting idea and gave them a lovely sweet touch. Instead of the macaroni, I served this over some gnocchi. :)

Lori Mama May 19, 2009

Thanks to Tea Jenny's photo, I knew I had to make this recipe. So on 4/8/09 I did make it, :) for mine and SO's dinner. The directions were very easy to follow,and to me it didn't seem lengthy at all. I think with way that this was written, even a beginner cook could follow this recipe and have it turn out very good.Since I had rice on hand, that's what I used. I really liked this,but SO wasn't too crazy about it ( he really doesn't like tomato type dishes, but he tried it anyway). Thanks for posting and, "Keep Smiling :)"

Chef shapeweaver � April 09, 2009

While looking for chefs for PAC I saw this and I though it sounded so good so I made it for lunch, and it was very good a very rich sauce and as judy said the spices blended together just right. I had toulouse sausages in freezer so I defrosted them in the micro, and I did cook it a bit longer as I was waiting on DH to come home, Oh and I used sweet smoked paprika.

Tea Jenny March 20, 2009

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