– By Elijah Francis

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Here is an easy to make and absolutely delicious pasta recipe, that is perfect for hosting a fall dinner party, and that will impress your guests.


Active Time: 20 Mins
Total Time: 30 Mins
Yield: Serves 6


  • 1 pound uncooked orecchiette pasta
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 pound multicolored sweet baby bell peppers, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 1/4 ounces Pecorino Romano cheese, finely shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil


Step 1

Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 cups cooking water.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, stirring to break into bite-size pieces, until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Discard drippings.

Step 3

Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to skillet, stirring and scraping to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Add peppers, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Stir in vinegar, salt, and garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in pasta, sausage, and remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in cooking water, 1/4 cup at a time, until sauce is smooth and coats pasta. Discard any remaining cooking water. Stir in oregano.

Step 4

Top servings evenly with cheese and basil.


*Recipe from Southern Living
Image credit: Alison Miksch