It's quick as a bunny, and flexible to what you've got on hand. Since I didn't use a recipe, here's what I did, not in recipe form (ingredient list at bottom).
Onions get sweating in a sauna pan. Now's a good time to add some dried oregano/red pepper flakes, too, if you'd like.
[boil water for pasta, put frozen peas into a bowl]
Italian sausage joins the party--take your pick of hot or mild, and your choice of meat. I went with mild chicken. Once it's browning, add garlic.
[add pasta to water, cook for a minute or two less than the suggested cook time--until al dente]
Deglaze with a bit of wine, if you've got it around. Then, in go the tomatoes and their juice. Absentmindedly crush them with your wooden spoon while you forget your woes.
[Drain pasta (reserve some pasta water, unless it's aggressively salty like mine was! Microwave the peas, too]
Dump pasta into pan with sauce, watering down as needed. Breathe in the steam. Enjoy the aromatherapy of cooking. Serve with grated (or shaved, with a vegetable peeler) parmesan cheese.
Hearty greens, such as kale or spinach, would be great added with the garlic (after the meat has browned a bit).
Ingredients: (amount for aproximately 2 large servings)
- Pasta (5 or so ounces)--I used mini-penne
- Half an onion--I used 3/4 because it's what I had
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- pinch red pepper flakes
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1 Italian sausage--cook's choice
- 1 14-ounce can of San Marzano tomatoes
- A splash of wine--I used white
- Frozen peas--but really, do what you want on this one
- [greens, if desired]