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Sausage and pepper pasta with sliced Italian sausage, red and yellow bell peppers and grated parmesan cheese.

Sausage and Pepper Pasta

This sausage and pepper pasta is filled with grilled Italian sausage and colorful bell peppers, all served over pasta in a tomato sauce. The perfect hearty meal to feed a crowd!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword sausage and pepper pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 576kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 package Johnsonville Italian Sausage Links sweet or hot
  • 12 ounces rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers any color you like
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 16 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespons chopped parsley.


  • Cook the sausages in a Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill according to grill directions. 
  • Cut the sausages into slices.
  • Cook the pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  • Melt one tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the peppers and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook for 5-6 minuted or until peppers have softened and are lightly browned. Remove the peppers from the pan.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and onion to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until onions are softened. 
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  • Drain the pasta and toss with the tomato sauce. 
  • Arrange the sliced sausage and peppers over the pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan and parsley, then serve.


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2440IU | Vitamin C: 85.6mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3.3mg