Spaghetti w/ Kielbasa

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30-40 minutes

Materials:

  • 1 package spaghetti
  • 1 kielbasa link cut into half moons
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mozzarella for  topping
  • Vegetable oil for skillet

Process:

  1. Cook the spaghetti in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  2. In a skillet with higher sides add in the vegetable oil.
  3. Keeping the heat on medium high add in the onions and cook for a few minutes until the onions are cooked through.
  4. Add in the peppers and cook for about 60-90 seconds.
  5. Add the garlic and continue to cook until the garlic is fragrant.
  6. Add in the kielbasa. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  7. Pour in the tomato sauce and paste along with the pasta water. Stir well to incorporate everything.
  8. Season with basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees F.
  10. In a medium sized casserole dish add in the drained pasta.
  11. Pour in the kielbasa and sauce mixture. Mix until the pasta is incorporated with the sauce.
  12. Top with your desired amount of mozzarella cheese and bake 18-20 minutes.
  13. Plate and ENJOY!

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