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Sausage Pasta with Peppers and Onions

This Sausage Pasta with Peppers and Onions 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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Sausage Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, sliced
  • 1/2 cup good white wine (you can substitute chicken broth if you don't cook with alcohol)
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes (if you prefer a ton of extra sauce, you can also add an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt + a little extra to taste to season your vegetables at the beginning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper + a little extra to taste to season your vegetables at the beginning
  • 9 ounces Fettucine pasta
  • Romano cheese and crushed red pepper for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large saute pan 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 to taste. Saute for around 7 minutes stirring frequently to soften.

  3. Remove the veggies to a side bowl and add the sausage to the pan. Stir them frequently, turning until they've browned, about 3-5 minutes.

  4. When 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 the diced tomatoes, salt and pepper and the veggies back into the pan. 

  6. 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 as per the package directions and drain it when it's done).

  7. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss to combine.

  8. Sprinkle on some Romano cheese and crushed red pepper and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This lasts up to a few days in the refrigerator and reheats well in the microwave.