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Italian Sausage, Onion, and Pepper Pasta

italian sausage, onion, and pepper pasta

What can enhance the awesome flavors of sausage, onions, and peppers? Pasta of course!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: italian sausage, onions, pasta, peppers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 882kcal
Author: Adapted from Everyday Food: Great Flavor Fast
Cost: $5


  • Nonstick frying pan
  • Pot for boiling water


  • 18 oz Mild Italian Sausage Links
  • 1 bag frozen onion and pepper blend
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 lb thin spaghetti


  • Remove casings from the Italian Sausage. Add extra virgin olive oil to a nonstick pan and warm the oil over medium heat. Once the oil is warm enough, add the Italian Sausage to the pan. While the sausage is cooking, use a spoon to break the sausage up into one inch bite sized pieces. Brown the sausage for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Italian Sausage Onion Pepper Pasta
  • While the sausage is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once the water has reached a rolling boil, add about 2-3 tbsp kosher salt to the water to season the pasta. Add the pasta to the pot and cook according to the package directions. Before draining the pasta, reserve ¼ cup of the starchy pasta water and set aside. Add drained pasta to a large mixing or serving bowl.
    Italian Sausage Onion Pepper Pasta
  • After the sausage has been browning in the pan for 10 minutes, add the frozen vegetable blend and Italian Seasoning to the sausage. Continue to cook in the pan for an addition 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables have softened and the sausage has cooked completely through. Remove the heat and stir in the minced garlic and unsalted butter.
    Italian Sausage Onion Pepper Pasta
  • After the butter has melted completely, spoon the sausage and pepper mixture on top of the cooked pasta in the mixing bowl. Toss all ingredients together, using the reserved pasta cooking water to help season and thicken the sauce. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 113.9g | Protein: 40.9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1056mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 16.8g | Sugar: 2.1g | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 9mg