As summer starts to cool off, have you found yourself craving those cozy fall flavors?!
Perhaps we aren’t quite ready for hearty casseroles and pot roasts yet, but this late harvest time is perfect for enjoying the early flavors of fall.
When the cooler weather hits, I love to make one of my favorite pasta dishes of all time: My Out of the Ordinary Chicken Sausage and Peppers with Pinerolo Tomato Sauce. It’s tasty, easy, and a perfect way to transition into cooler days.
Let’s get cooking!
This pasta is going to become one of your favorite go-to recipes, I just know it! Not only is it a big crowd-pleaser, but it’s incredibly easy to make and hits the spot every time.
Need a delicious dish to feed a lot of mouths?
Want an easy dinner that you can whip up in 30 minutes?
Craving a hearty, wholesome pasta that’s actually good for you?
This dish does it all. Let’s break down the few simple ingredients in this recipe and why you’ll love them:
My family loves Italian sausage, but I like to make this dish with a spin on our old classic. Chicken sausage is a healthier protein option as it contains less fat than traditional pork sausages.
Personally, I love to use Gilbert’s Caprese Chicken Sausages. The caprese version packs in tons of added Italian flavor with the mozzarella, basil, and sun dried tomato.
But, you can truly use any sausage you like. Opt for plain chicken sausage, traditional sweet Italian sausage, or even veggie sausage! No matter which type of sausage you choose, try to find one with antibiotic-free or organic ingredients, and no nitrates or nitrites.
Bell peppers are the natural side-kick for sausage dishes. Plus, their high levels of vitamin C (especially red bell peppers) give your body an extra boost of immune power to fight off the seasonal colds and flu.
Anna Maria’s Pinerolo Sauce is inspired by the Piemontese town of…Pinerolo of course! Smoky crisp pancetta and garden-fresh sage make a hearty and flavorful sauce that complements the chicken and peppers perfectly. Cut back on excess salt and seasonings and enjoy the depth of flavors already packed inside!
Whether you are living a gluten-free lifestyle, or just want to experiment with gluten-free foods for a change, this is a great dish to start with. Many people struggle with the transition to gluten-free pasta because, well, it’s just not the same.
The key to success with gluten-free pasta is to start by making delicious and forgiving recipes like this one. The chicken sausage, peppers, and tomato sauce are so hearty and flavorful that they take center stage. If your gluten-free pasta isn’t perfect, not to worry! You won’t even notice under all the robust flavors and textures of this meal.