Bangin’ Sausage and Peppers Pasta

This Sausage and Peppers Pasta recipe is such an easy dinner! Sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms and garlic combine with diced tomatoes and white wine to make a simple Italian meal. This is a delicious, quick weeknight dinner for families and a great date night meal for couples!

A close of of one side of a bowl of Sausage and peppers pasta.

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This recipe, you guys. I’ve been dreaming of it. I’m not even exaggerating. For months now, I’ve had this pasta idea in my head, kicking around.

I seriously could not stop thinking about it. Some mornings, I would wake up in the morning with this recipe playing in my brain, like a short film. Veggies sauteing. Sausage browning. White wine working it’s boozy magic. Tomato sauce simmering. I’m swooning just thinking about it.

A pan of Sausage and peppers pasta with some tongs lifting some of the pasta up.

So when I had some leftover Italian sausage from my Stuffed Peppers Rice Skillet, I knew I had to (finally!) make this pasta. My only regret is that I waited so long to finally get my act together and make this!

I did a test run on a busy weeknight for my family. And while it needed a couple of tweaks, for the most part it was pretty fantastic right out the gate. Once I implemented the tweaks there was no stopping this pasta.

A bowl of Sausage and peppers pasta with a spoon and fork sticking out of it.

I love how quickly and easily this comes together; it’s the fantastic combination of minimal prep work, quick cook time, the comfort-that-is-pasta (!!!) and bangin’ flavor that makes it the perfect week night meal. No joke, I had this on the table just over 30 minutes!

Yes, I did just refer to it as bangin’. I know, I know, my dork is totally showing. I should probably tuck that back in but I can’t help it. It really is bangin’! I’m sure there are plenty of other great words that I could use to describe it, but bangin’ just feels right.

A clost up shot of a fork twisting some Sausage and peppers pasta.

The funny thing is, I’ve never been a huge pepper lover. I eat them but they’re not my first choice when it comes to veggies. But in this, I cannot get enough of them. And the mushrooms! I love mushrooms!

The other thing I can’t get over the flavor the wine adds in combination with the savory Italian sausage. That being said, I know using wine is not for everyone. So if cooking with booze isn’t your style, I’m sure this will still be tasty if you substitute chicken broth for the wine.

An overhead image of a hand holding a bowl of Sausage and peppers pasta.

If you happen to have leftovers, this reheats really well and makes a pretty tasty lunch! I shared it with one of my friends at work. She started off by saying she wasn’t hungry and ended up cleaning house on that plate once she got a taste.

Finish it off with a sprinkle of Romano cheese, crushed red pepper (if you’re feeling spicy) and a hunk of crusty bread and you’ve got yourself a bangin’ little meal!

Other quick meals include:

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Pasta Pomodoro

30 Minute Stuffed Peppers Rice Skillet

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Bangin’ Sausage and Peppers Pasta

This Sausage and Peppers Pasta recipe is such an easy dinner! Sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms and garlic combine with diced tomatoes and white wine to make a simple Italian meal. This is a delicious, quick weeknight dinner for families and a great date night meal for couples!

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

Yields 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 lb. of mushrooms, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 lb. of Italian sausage links, sliced (I used sweet but I bet this would be fabulous with spicy)
  • 1/2 cup of white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1 28oz. can of diced tomatoes (this creates a moderate amount of sauciness, which for me was the right balance. If you like a ton of extra sauce, you might consider adding a small 8 oz. can of tomato sauce or puree as well).
  • 1 tsp. of salt + a little extra to taste for your veggies at the beginning
  • 1/4 tsp. of black pepper + a little extra to taste for your veggies at the beginning
  • 9 oz. of fettuccine (fresh, if it's available)
  • Romano cheese and crushed red pepper for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat and start a separate pot of water on a another burner for the pasta.
  2. Once the oil is hot add the peppers, onions, mushrooms and garlic and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on them. Saute for around 7 minutes stirring frequently.
  3. Once they cook down and soften a bit, remove the veggies to a side bowl and add the sausage to the pan. Stir them frequently until they've browned, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once the sausage is browned on the outside, add the white wine and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze for a minute or two (make sure you're using a wooden or plastic spoon so you don't destroy your pan in the process!)
  5. Add your can of diced tomatoes as well as the salt and pepper and the veggies back into the pan. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium/medium low and let it simmer for around 15-20 minutes, stirring periodically (during this time you'll also cook your pasta to al dente).
  6. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss to combine.
  7. Sprinkle on some Romano cheese and crushed red pepper and enjoy!
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Main, Dinner, Quick
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This Sausage and Peppers Pasta recipe is such an easy dinner! Sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms and garlic combine with diced tomatoes and white wine to make a simple Italian meal. This is a delicious, quick weeknight dinner for families and a great date night meal for couples!
This Sausage and Peppers Pasta recipe is such an easy dinner! Sausage, peppers, onions, mushrooms and garlic combine with diced tomatoes and white wine to make a simple Italian meal. This is a delicious, quick weeknight dinner for families and a great date night meal for couples!

 

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    Shirley Wood
    October 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm This looks so yummy and I'd use the sweet sausage too. We love this flavor combination. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Shirley Wood recently posted...Fish and Seafood Week Menu Plan #27My Profile
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      Jessy
      October 17, 2016 at 2:02 pm Thank you! It's definitely high on our list of tasty flavor combos as well.

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