This is such a quick, simple dish and it’s a lot healthier than it sounds because I used whole-wheat spaghetti and turkey sausage. See? I’m trying! I came home from work at 6 pm, got into the kitchen, and had dinner ready by 6:30. What’s better than that? A salad or some vegetables would go nicely with this, but I didn’t have any, and believe me, it’s a great meal either way. I will absolutely be making this dish again. Recipe after the jump!
Slice your onions and place into a pan with olive oil and the sausages.
After a few minutes, add in your salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Add the beer.
Cover everything and reduce the beer to about half while the sausage cooks. This should take about 8 minutes. Boil your pasta during this time.
Make sure to turn the sausages over about halfway through.
Serve the pasta and sausage together. Drizzle the juices from the pan and the onions over all everything.
A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese doesn’t hurt, either.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 package hot turkey sausage (4-5 sausages)
- 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 jumbo onion, thinly sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- pinch red pepper flakes (or more if you want, like me)
- 1 box (16 oz.) whole wheat spaghetti
- 1 12 oz. bottle of beer (I used a leftover cheap beer and it still tasted good!)
- Pour your olive oil into a pan and heat it over medium. Saute your onion, garlic, and sausages over the medium heat for 8 minutes. Make sure to turn over your sausages halfway through.
- Add the salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste. I did a pinch of each and worked my way up.
- Add your beer, cover everything, and reduce the liquid down to little less than half on high heat for 8 minutes. Make sure to flip your sausages halfway through. Boil the pasta while you do this.
- Serve yours sausages and onions over the pasta. Make sure you get juices over everything, too.