I am so excited today! Today I got to take a pasta dish I’ve made for a long time and upgrade it to bison!
I’ve long had a Pasta with Sausage and Vegetables that I’ve made… every once in awhile I would substitute the Italian sausage for little bison meatballs, but it is just so much better with sausage. Well, this summer, we’ve finally introduced our Bison Italian Sausages at NebraskaBison.com, so I can finally start making this dish with Bison!
There it is in all it’s colorful deliciousness! And it’s pretty straight forward to prepare. Ready? Great!
For this dish, I’ve used the Hot Bison Italian Sausage
that we’ve just released over at NebraskaBison.com. It has no MSG, no added nitrates or nitrites, no added preservatives and is ALL bison meat – no added pork or beef!
Start by taking your frying pan and adding about a tablespoon of olive oil to it and turn on to medium heat.
Add sliced onion and sliced green onion and 2 full sausage links to the frying pan and begin to cook. Stir around in the pan occasionally to ensure the vegetables and sausages are getting evenly cooked. Cook until vegetables are tender and sausages are browned on all sides.
Once the vegetables are tender, remove the sausage links and add your diced tomato to the pan along with garlic, basil and oregano for seasoning.
Cover and stir occasionally while cooking for approximately 10 minutes. Usually I add spinach leaves at the end, which I forgot about until exactly this minute. So, an optional add in are spinach leaves. 🙂
After adding the tomatoes, you’ll want to start cooking your pasta according to the package directions. You’ll also take this time to slice your sausage links.
Once the sausages have been sliced, add them back to the vegetable mixture.
When the pasta has finished cooking, place it in a large serving dish and pour the prepared sauce over top. Add a generous portion of shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper and serve.
Pasta with Bison Sausage & Vegetables
2 Hot Bison Italian Sausages
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper sliced
5-7 small tomatoes
cooked pasta noodles (penne or shells work best)
Mozzarella or parmesan cheese
crushed red pepper flakes
Add about a tablespoon of olive oil to your frying pan. Cook vegetables and sausages over medium heat while stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender and sausages are browned on all sides.
Remove sausages from pan and slice.
Add tomatoes, seasonings (to taste) and sliced sausages to vegetables, stir and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
While tomatoes are cooking down, prepare your pasta according to package directions.
When noodles have finished cooking, place in a serving dish and top with prepared sauce, cheese and crushed red pepper. Serve.