Fusilli and Italian Sausage with Oil & Garlic
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This delicious fusilli and Italian sausage meal is something you might find at a nice restaurant, yet so simple you can easily make it at home. Molto buono!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 to 6 servings
  • Water to cook the pasta (I used about 4 litres)
  • 1 Tbsp salt for the pasta water
  • 500gr fusilli, imported from Italy (quality matters)
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, diced thin (thin slivers)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatos, cut in half
  • 3 Italian sausages (BBQ'd or roasted and cut in thin wheels). We used leftover sausages
  • ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp red hot pepper flakes (add more or reduce depending on your taste)
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup of the pasta water
  • A little extra olive oil for drizzling
  • Parmigiano Reggiano to shave over each portion of pasta
  1. In a large pot, bring the water and 1 Tbsp of salt to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and let cook for roughly 10 minutes. The pasta should be al dente.
  3. Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water aside.
  4. Pour the pasta and water into a colander.
  5. Once the water drains out, drizzle the pasta with a little olive oil and mix with a spoon.
  6. Set the pasta aside.
  7. In a large pan, heat the oil on medium.
  8. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and stir.
  9. Once the garlic starts to turn light brown, add the cherry tomatoes. Caution, the oil will splatter a little.
  10. Stir the tomatoes.
  11. Once the tomatoes start to heat up, press them down with a fork, to break them slightly.
  12. Add the sliced sausages and stir.
  13. Add the pasta, parsley flakes, salt and pepper.
  14. Stir well to coat.
  15. Once the pasta starts to heat up.add the wine and pasta water. Stir to coat well and let cook for about 5 minutes or until the liquid starts to reduce.
  16. Plate your portions and shave fresh Parmigiana Reggiani over each dish along with a little drizzle of olive oil.
Recipe by Photos & Food at https://www.photosandfood.ca/2016/07/29/simple-pasta-sausage-oil-garlic/