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OLIVE OIL, GARLIC AND CRUSHED RED PEPPER PASTA · May 3, 04:09 PM by Michele Roper

1 pound dried pasta
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup pasta cooking water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1 pound Italian sausage
1 red pepper cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook, crumbling the sausage with the back of a wooden spoon, until it’s browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add 1 large red bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 mintues.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 30 seconds, making sure it doesn’t brown. Add the pasta water, red pepper, salt and parsley and bring to a boil. Toss with the cooked pasta and sausage mixture.