Red Pepper Ziti with Mushrooms & Italian Sausage

Serves 2.

I threw these simple and tasty ingredients together and created an easy, hearty dish!

You'll need...

2 cups ziti pasta
1/2 lb Sweet Italian sausage
1 cup button mushrooms
1 red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 - 2 cups of your favorite pasta sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Salt, Pepper, Thyme for seasoning

Boil the ziti pasta, add about 1 tablespoon of salt to the water (cooked al dente) - drain and set aside. Remove casing from the sweet Italian sausage, flatten them in heated pan with two teaspoons EVOO in a medium pan. Break apart the sausage while cooking. Add some chopped button mushrooms, chopped red pepper, and a teaspoon of minced garlic in a small pan with 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil; saute until soft.  Add your favorite pasta sauce to the ziti, mix in the sausage, pepper, garlic, mushroom, season with some freshly ground pepper, thyme, and top with Pecorino Romano cheese.  Serve immediately.