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Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Louisa Clements
Sausage and pepper pasta is the perfect cheesy comfort food and easy weeknight dinner ready in under 45 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 hot Italian sausages, thinly sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili flakes
  • 2 3/4 cup or 680-ml can marinara sauce
  • 454 g pkg. rigatoni pasta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Cook pasta 1-2 minutes less than indicated.
  • Heat a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, cook sausage for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through, remove from pan and set aside. Add bell peppers, cook another 5 minutes. Add sausage, marinara sauce and chill flakes. Toss cooked pasta with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil, serve.
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Nutrition Facts
Sausage and Pepper Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1104mg48%
Potassium 747mg21%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 2083IU42%
Vitamin C 59mg72%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.