This Sausage Bacon Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta is a simple, hearty, and delicious meal which is ready in just 30 minutes.
Oh well, hello May! I didn’t anticipate you so early (It seems like we were celebrating Christmas just a couple of days ago). As the matter of fact, May is my favorite month. It’s so not only because I was born this beautiful month, but it’s just about nature and mood. I like to watch everything gradually turn green and nice. The skies, the sun, the air – everything is different in spring. Food is getting brighter, lighter, and greener too. Like this asparagus.
Wait. This Sausage Bacon Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta isn’t that light and green food I’m talking about (Although I used turkey sausage to make it lighter. And then I added bacon). It would be safe to say it’s more like a comfort winter version.
Don’t be perplexed by me saying totally different things, though. As always, I have a beautiful explanation. Even two. First of all, I made this pasta in March when the weather wasn’t that nice yet. Secondly, have you been outside lately by any chance?
Sausage Bacon Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
If it’s perfectly warm and sunny, please don’t tell me (Especially if you wish to continue us being friends). We’ve been having rather a cold and gloomy week (up to just a few degrees above zero…but trust me, it feels like below zero), with gusty winds and rains. And this nonsense isn’t going to stop!
I mean, hello May!
So I believe this pasta is an absolutely legitimate dish these days. Moreover, it’s indeed a necessary meal to go through these dark days. Pasta, sausage, bacon. Do you hear me?
Thus, if you’re unlucky to have the similar weather we’re apparently having, please make sure to indulge yourself with thisSausage Bacon Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta. Trust me, you do need it in your life.
- 3 cups dry pasta
- 4-5 bacon strips, cut
- 3-4 small turkey sausage (about 70 gr. each), sliced
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, sliced, drained
- 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tbsp. fresh thyme
- 1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning (or to taste)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
- Cook the pasta in salted water as recommended on package, until al dente. Drain reserving some (1/3 cup) of the water.
- In a meanwhile, drop the bacon on a pan and cook it over medium heat for a few minutes allowing the fat to melt.
- Add the sausage and cook 4-5 minutes until it start to golden.
- Decrease heat to low medium. Stir in the thyme and seasonings. Add a little of water if the pan is too dry to prevent the ingredients from burning, cover, and cook for 7-10 minutes or until the sausage are fully done.
- Stir in the tomatoes and cook 1 minute longer. Off heat.
- Toss the pasta with the sausage sauce and let stand for a few minutes. Serve with the pine nuts.