Sausage Pepper Pasta

Sausage and Peppers Pasta

Author: Stephanie Kay

Made with spicy Italian sausages, onions, and red bell peppers, and ready in less than 30 minutes, this sausage and peppers pasta is a flavor-packed meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
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  1. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook to al dente or according to package directions. Once cooked, drain pasta, reserve 1 cup of the pasta water, and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a large pan on medium-high heat, warm the olive oil, then add onion and bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly tender. Then add sausage, squeezing the meat out of the casing, and continue to cook for 5-6 minutes, breaking the sausage up with a spatula or wooden spoon, until cooked through.
  3. Once the sausage is almost cooked, add the garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed chilies (optional), a pinch of salt, mix to combine with the vegetable and sausage mixture, and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add passata to the pan and stir to combine with the sausage and vegetable mixture and bring to a simmer. Taste and adjust with salt and spices as needed.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, strain (be sure to reserve the extra cup of pasta water!) then transfer noodles to the pan with the sauce (or use the empty pasta pot if your pan is too small), gently tossing the pasta until coated with the sausage and pepper sauce.
  6. Add parmesan cheese, mix gently again to combine, adding small splashes of the reserved pasta water as needed until a smooth consistency is reached.
  7. Serve the finished pasta immediately with additional freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  8. Any leftover pasta can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for 3 months.


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