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Bowl of pasta with sausage and peppers.

Pasta with Sausage and Peppers

The classic sausage and peppers turned into a pasta dish!  Even better, it can be on the table in under 30 minutes! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 654kcal


  • Enamel Cast Iron Braiser


  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 green peppers thinly sliced
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or sliced
  • 8 oz pasta
  • olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Cook pasta in boiling, salted water per directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining. (You'll cook the pasta as you are making the sauce.)
  • Heat a little olive oil over medium high heat (use more oil if your sausage is lean.)
  • Brown the sausage, stirring to break it up, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the onions, garlic and bell peppers and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes, until the peppers are crisp tender.
  • Add the cooked pasta and a little of the pasta water if you want the pasta more moist. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  • Serve with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese.



I like to time it so that the pasta is ready right when the sauce is ready, then I just scoop the pasta out of the pot straight into the pan.  This allows water to cling to the pasta and create a bit of a sauce. 


Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg