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Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 1 hr. 5 min.
Angie McGowan
Baked pasta filled with colorful bell peppers and topped with melted cheese.


  • 1 12 oz package pasta
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 5 links sweet or spicy Italian sausage, cut into chunks
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 28 oz can Italian tomatoes
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil, torn
  • 1 pinch kosher salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups Italian blend cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Preheat large skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add sausage and brown.
  • Add onions and peppers. Saut over medium heat until they are translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook for 23 minutes. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Add cooked pasta to a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Add sausage and tomato sauce mixture.
  • Add fresh basil and salt. Stir to combine. Top with grated cheese.
  • Bake at 400F until cheese is lightly browned, about 1520 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 618
  Calories from Fat 352 (57%)
(61%)Total Fat 39g
(80%)Saturated Fat 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(30%)Cholesterol 91mg
(56%)Sodium 1338mg
(18%)Potassium 625mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(60%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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