Hearty Sausage and Pepper Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Sausage and Pepper Pasta
Lynda Balslev
  • Yield: 6 servings


1tablespoon olive oil
3/4pound Italian sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
2large red bell peppers, cut into 1⁄2-inch strips
2cloves garlic, minced
1/2teaspoon red pepper flakes
28ounces can plum tomatoes, drained
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon pepper
1pound pasta, cooked and drained
Basil leaves
Grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add sausage. Cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp fat.
  2. Add bell peppers. Cook over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 1 minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon, until sauce thickens, 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Return sausage to pan; cook 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in pasta.
  7. Top with torn basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 500
  • Fat 20g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 1200mg
  • Carbohydrate 68g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 22g