Rotini with sausage and apples. This Italian Sausage Rotini is a husband favorite (our kids love it too)! It's a little spicy and really cheesy and just yummy. Even though this is an Italian sausage rotini bake, that doesn't mean you have to use rotini noodles.
If you have leftover baked rotini with sausage, you can portion it and freeze it for another meal later. Sausage is available in several different flavors. Try using something other than turkey sausage the next time you make this dish. You can cook Rotini with sausage and apples using 7 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Rotini with sausage and apples
- It’s 3 of fresh pork sausages (kielbasa, Italian, or bratwurst all work).
- Prepare 4 cups of dry rotini noodles.
- It’s 1 of large Honeycrisp apple, cored and chopped.
- It’s 1 of large shallot, thinly sliced.
- It’s 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
- It’s 1/4 cup of light cream.
- Prepare Handful of fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons.
How to make sausage and peppers pasta. Heat a large pot of salted water until boiling. Rotini pasta should be cooked to al dente in boiling, salted water. Cooking times will vary by brand.
Rotini with sausage and apples instructions
- Add 1 cm of water and the sausages to a large pan on medium-high heat. Let simmer until the water boils off and the sausages are about half-cooked. While you're waiting, put a large pot of salted water on high heat for the pasta..
- Drop the rotini into the pot of boiling water. Remove the sausages from the pan and cut them into 1/2 cm rings. Return them to the pan along with the apples, shallot, garlic, and a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Fry until the sausages are caramelized and the apples softened but not mushy, about 5 or 6 minutes. Add a couple of pinches of salt and several grinds of freshly cracked black pepper..
- Stir the cream into the pan. Drain the pasta and add it, along with a splash of the pasta cooking water. Throw in the basil, then toss..
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