Easy Sausage and Peppers Pasta Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

Tasty and easy sausage and peppers pasta – a hearty one-pot meal with Italian sausages, peppers, onion and rigatoni! Fills you up and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

One pot meals are a life saver and pasta always comes in clutch for dinner, like this Puerto Rican Chicken Pasta.

One of our favorite ingredients, however, is Italian sausage. They are literally filled with flavor and cook up in no time.

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They add so much to a dish without any work!

When paired with peppers and onion they are MAGIC. We love them in sandwiches like these Italian Sausage Cheese Bombers.

I was going to call this recipe sausage and peppers rigatoni, but you can use any short pasta you want.

I love rigatoni because it’s hearty and has a great shape for holding lots of sauce. Penne is a great alternative.

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To begin, cook the sausage links before slicing into rounds. This way the sausages keep their shape and it adds a ton of flavor while they’re browning on all sides.

I used hot Italian sausage, but you can choose your favorite flavor.

If you’re on a time crunch, you could even use the ground sausage and crumble it while cooking.

After the sausages have browned, remove them from the pan and cut into rounds, slightly at a diagonal.

They will still be slightly pink in the middle but finish cooking later.

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Return them to the pan along with the peppers and onions and cook everything together for a couple minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and bring it all to a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer until the pasta is cooked.

Give it a stir. It should be nice and saucy at this point and the pasta will continue to soak up the liquid.

You can either stir the cheese into the pasta or sprinkle it on top (or both!).

I used a mix of provolone and mozzarella.

Grated parmesan would also be tasty but you can use your favorite!

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Easy Sausage and Peppers Pasta Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 19 ounces Italian Sausage Links, (1 package - fresh)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 8 ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Water
  • 8 ounces Dried Rigatoni Pasta
  • 4 ounces Mozzarella Cheese, Provolone Cheese or 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese


  1. Add oil to a large skillet and cook sausages until well browned on all sides. Remove from pan and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  2. Return to pan along with peppers, onion and garlic. Sauté on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, water and rigatoni and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  5. Top with cheese and serve.


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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 216
Calories 575

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 1317mg
Total Carbohydrate 42g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!

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