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Sausage and Peppers Pasta

A savory sausage and peppers pasta featuring al dente pasta tossed with colorful peppers, spicy Italian sausage, and a flavorful sauce!

If you need a quick, tasty dinner idea, then you’ve got to try this sausage and peppers pasta.

The noodles are perfectly cooked so that they soak up all those amazing flavors.

For our recipe, we used spicy Italian sausage and a medley of colorful bell peppers.

The sausage and peppers pasta in a skillet.

Then we added onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, and some Italian seasonings.

Best of all, this homemade meal is done in less than 40-minutes! So, shall we get started?

A close-up view of the finished pasta in a pan.

How to make sausage and peppers pasta from scratch?

First, fill a large stock pot with water, salt it generously, and place it over high heat.

Bring the water to a boil and then add the pasta noodles. While the noodles cook, you can make the sauce.

Five sausage links cooking in a skillet.

Next, place a large skillet over low-medium heat. Toss in the sausage links and oil.

Cook the Italian sausages until they’ve browned on all sides. Be sure to turn them every 3-4 minutes.

Now, once the meat is done, remove it from the pan.

The meat, peppers, and onions cooking in the skillet.

Toss in the onions and peppers. Let them cook for about 6-minutes. After that, add the garlic and let it cook for another 60-seconds.

Cut the sausages into 1/2-inch pieces and add them back to the pan. Then, pour in the diced tomatoes and Italian seasonings.

Tomatoes and garlic added to the skillet.

Afterward, stir the mixture and let it simmer for about 10-minutes or until the sausage has fully cooked.

Once the meat is done, go ahead and do a taste test. Add salt and pepper to taste.

The cooked pasta noodles added to the skillet.

Last, drain the noodles and add them to the skillet. Turn off the heat and stir the ingredients to combine everything.

Once the noodles are properly coated with sauce, serve the dish.

That’s it, your sausage and peppers pasta is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

An up-close view of the finished pasta.

Recipe Tips:

  • To create a heavier tomato sauce, consider adding extra diced tomatoes. You may need to add extra spices if you choose to add the extra tomatoes.
  • You don’t have to slice the sausages, they can be served whole. However, the cook time may need to be increased slightly once they’re added back to the pan. You don’t want to consume raw sausages!
  • Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese(s) make excellent toppings for this dish.
The meat and veggies pasta sitting in the pan.
A close-up view of the finished pasta in a pan.

Sausage and Peppers Pasta

Yield: 12-Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A savory sausage and peppers pasta featuring al dente pasta tossed with colorful peppers, spicy Italian sausage, and a flavorful sauce!


  • 16 Ounces Short Pasta, cooked (penne, ziti, rigatoni, etc)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 5 Italian Sausages, any variety
  • 1 Cup Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced (about 1 medium pepper)
  • 1 Cup Yellow Bell Pepper, thinly sliced (about 1 medium pepper)
  • 1 Cup Orange Bell Pepper, thinly sliced (about 1 medium pepper)
  • 1 Cup White Onion, thinly sliced (about 1 medium onion)
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced or pressed (about 3 medium cloves)
  • 28 Ounces Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta noodles while making the sausage and peppers sauce.

Heat a large, 12-inch skillet or larger, over low-medium heat. Add the oil and sausages. Cook the sausages turning every 3-4 minutes until the outsides are browned. Remove from the pan to a waiting plate.

In the same skillet, add the peppers and onion. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until the peppers and onions begin to soften, then add the garlic. Cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. Cut the sausage into ½ inch pieces and add back to the pan.

Add the diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine, and simmer over low heat for 8 - 10 minutes until the sausage is cooked through. Taste, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Stir the cooked pasta noodles into the sausage and pepper sauce. 

Serve immediately with a side salad and garlic bread or garlic knots. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container, in your fridge, for up to 3-days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of about 1.5-Cups of the sausage and peppers pasta. Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

*This dish is meant to be enjoyed with all the ingredients together. Removing any of the ingredients will alter the flavor and could cause the recipe to taste drastically different than intended.

*The sausages can be left whole and served family style. Ensure the whole sausages are cooked through before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 502mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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Sandy Vrooman

Sunday 1st of May 2022

I made a half recipe and it was delicious!

Wendy Cotner

Sunday 23rd of January 2022

We tried this today for dinner and we enjoyed it. Thank you for a quick and delicious meal


Sunday 23rd of January 2022

Hi Wendy!

We're glad you and your family enjoyed the pasta! Thanks so much for coming back to comment. We hope you have a wonderful week! :)

George P Ewen

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Hello, Thank you for this recipe idea. What we did, used Boarshead chicken sausages; chorizo & Italian. Got the tomatoes, used 2 cans, drained Rotel. This was a successful Sunday dinner. Took a picture, would love to attach.


Monday 15th of February 2021

Good Morning George, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the dish. You can email us the photo if you like. We don't allow attachments on our comments. You can imagine the kinds of photos we might get if we allowed that lol! Feel free to send it to Kim or me at one of the email addresses below. Thank you again for commenting and have a great day :)

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