Ground Italian sausage formed into meatballs
Spaghetti (or your choice of pasta)
Salt and pepper
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil (dried will work)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to directions listed on package, reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage meatballs, season with salt and pepper and brown.
Toss drained pasta in with browned meatballs along with 1/3 cup reserved water, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add more water 1 tbsp at a time as needed. Toss in 2 Tbsp of basil and then sprinkle top with parmesan cheese and remaining 1 Tbsp of basil. Serve warm.
Optional: I added cherry tomatoes to this once and it was great.