In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, according to package directions. Drain, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Cook the sausage, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 7-10 minutes. Add the roasted peppers; cook until heated through.
Transfer the sausage mixture to a large bowl: add the pasta, butter, reserved pasta water and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, toss to combine.
Time to Prepare: 40mins
Submitted By: Cheryl
Original Source: Everyday Food Fast cookbook
Lighter than a pasta with a full sauce, but still satisfying on a chilly day. This was well received by three of the four - my pickiest wouldn't eat it b/c of the shape of the pasta.
If you can't find orecchiette, other short pastas would work - like bowtie, rotini, maybe even penne.