This Sausage and Peppers Pasta recipe is a quick and easy version of the slow-cooked Italian classic.
Course Main Dish
Keyword Bell Peppers, Italian sausage, pasta
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
1 ½poundsItalian sausagecut into 1-inch pieces
2largegreen bell peppercut into strips
14 ½ouncecan tomato sauce
1 ½cupscherry tomatoeshalved lengthwise
Salt and pepper to taste
16ouncespenne pastacooked as per package direction
Shredded Mozzarellafor serving
Grated Parmesanfor serving
Freshly chopped basilfor serving
Heat oil in a large, deep skillet or pan over medium heat.
Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until golden brown, about 1 minute. Add the peppers and onion and cook until tender, stirring occasionally about 4-6 minutes.
Once the peppers and onions are just tender, add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, basil, oregano, and fennel seeds to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes, and then uncover and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Pour the sausage, peppers, and tomato mixture over the cooked penne pasta. Top with mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and serve!