Sausage and Peppers Pasta Recipe


Get ready for your new favorite one-pot meal recipe! This recipe for sausage and peppers pasta is delicious, and your family will be gobbling it up and requesting seconds (and thirds).

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The idea of a one pot sausage and peppers pasta came about when I wanted to make sausage and peppers for dinner, but didn’t feel like cooking for hours and making a mess in the kitchen. I love to grill sausage and peppers, but then I tend to still have to make pasta or my Italian-style white beans as a side.

Baking Italian sausage can take a long time too. I did a little brainstorming and felt that I needed to make the classic sausage and peppers into a one-pot meal.

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So here is what I did to turn the classic sausage and peppers into a one pot meal. I cut the mild sausage links into bite size pieces – it allows the sausage to cook quickly.

And while the sausage is cooking I chopped up the bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

After the vegetables have started to sweat and soften, I added in all the seasonings and a can of crushed tomatoes.

Give it a good mix, then add in the pasta. Mix again and cover with a lid and let the pasta cook right into the sauce.

I love that the pasta not only absorbs the sauce but you get the deep flavors from the caramelized Italian sausage.

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I’ve made this recipe over a dozen times, perfecting it each and every time. I’ve even entertained with this recipe, and our family loved it.

Everyone went back for seconds. Our moms were shocked that I was cooking the pasta right in the sauce.

Once they tasted it, I think they were instantly intrigued and are ready to start trying more one-pot pasta recipes!

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal (with leftovers for lunch the next day) or need a quick dish to entertain with, I hope you’ll give my one pot sausage and peppers pasta a try!

Pair this one pot meal with a fantastic salad! Try Julia’s Mediterranean quinoa salad or Jennifer’s tomato goat cheese salad.

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Sausage and Peppers Pasta Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz
Sausage and Peppers Pasta is an easy and delicious one pot meal. Perfect for any time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 548.31 kcal


  • 1 Olive Oil
  • 4 Mild Sausage Link Cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Multi-Colored Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 0.5 White Onion Chopped
  • 0.5 Baby Portabello Mushrooms Sliced
  • 1 Minced Garlic
  • 0.5 Salt
  • 0.25 Black Pepper
  • 28 Crushed Tomatoes (Canned)
  • 1 Water
  • 1 Dried Parsley
  • 2 Dried Basil
  • 1 Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Penne Dry
  • Parmesan Cheese For serving


  • In a large sauté pan, add olive oil and 1-inch mild sausage slices.
  • Cook on medium for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Add in the bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes on medium-low.
  • Add the can of crushed tomatoes, water (swirl water in can to remove any additional sauce), dried parsley, dried basil, and sugar.
  • Mix well, then add in the 3 cups of dried penne pasta. Mix well until all pasta is covered.
  • Place a lid on the sauté pan and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • Stir once during the cooking time. Pasta should be al dente (cook 2 additional minutes for fully cooked pasta).
  • Top pasta with parmesan cheese.


Calories: 548.31kcalCarbohydrates: 54.81gProtein: 20.5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 0.25gSodium: 1365.94mgFiber: 3.13gSugar: 5g
Keyword Dinners, Easy Dinners, Italian, One Pot Meals, Pasta, Peppers, Sausage, Simmered
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