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.
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 lb smoked sausage, cut in serving size pieces (Hillshire)
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 (7 ounce) package elbow macaroni
- In medium skillet, cook onion and pepper in butter until tender; do not brown.
- Add tomatoes, tomato paste and the seasonings.
- Simmer on low 10 minutes.
- In 10 inch skillet, bring cider to a boil; add sausage, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
- Prepare macaroni according to directions.
- Drain and arrange on warm platter.
- Top with sauce and sausage.
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. :)
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 :)"
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.