Sausage and Peppers Pasta Recipe

Katie Jasiewicz | Katie's Cucina

Sausage and Peppers Pasta is an easy and delicious one pot meal. Perfect for any time!

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

    4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 4 Mild Sausage Links, Cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups Multi-Colored Bell Pepper, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup White Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Baby Portabello Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 28 ounces Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 3 cups Penne, Dry
  • Parmesan Cheese, For serving


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


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Author: Katie Jasiewicz
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 96
Calories 548

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1366mg
Total Carbohydrate 55g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 21g

* 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.
Katie Jasiewicz

About Katie

Katie is our resident one-pot meal fanatic, but you'll find that she's passionate about every kind of food, from dinners to desserts, on her blog Katie's Cucina.

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