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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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