Tagliatelle Pasta with Sausage, Red Peppers and Arugula

Italian Sausage Pasta Recipe

The combination of flavors in this sausage pasta recipe are a wonderful marriage: interesting and balanced.   As a bonus it is super easy to pull together for a fast weeknight dinner or as elegant company dish.

To consider if making this dish:

    • Although the original recipe calls for fresh tagliatelle, either fresh or dried works beautifully.  As does fettucini or even spaghetti.  I always go for the wider pasta while my husband prefers thin (I usually win out:)
    • Not a fan of spicy argula?  Baby spinach is a great substitute.
    • The 1/2 cup of heavy cream makes for a luscious mouthfeel.   But if you are trying to cut fat and calories you can substitute with 1/4 cup of pasta water (make sure you reserve from as you drain).