Sausage, 3 Peppers, and Pasta - Doing Splendid

Sausage, 3 Peppers, and Pasta

This is one of our very favorite family dinners!

We came across the recipe many years ago, and it has made its way into our menu schedule at least monthly. It is, for sure, the most asked for dinner from my husband.

I love it because it is easy! I can prepare the whole meal in 30 minutes, so it is perfect for those busy weekday evenings!

Sausage, 3 Peppers, and Pasta


adapted from here


  • 3 cups uncooked rigatoni pasta
  • 14 oz. package smoked sausage, sliced (we use this type)
  • 1 each red, yellow, and orange pepper (or any other color of pepper that you like, just make sure you use 3)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian style cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta as directed on the package. While the pasta is cooking, cook sausage in a skillet for 10 minutes on medium heat. Add peppers. Cook and stir for 7 minutes, or until sausage is done and the peppers are crisp-tender. Add the tomatoes and Italian seasoning, stir, cook for 2 minutes for the mixture to heat through.

Drain the pasta and add to the pepper and sausage mixture. Add in the Italian style cheese, stir. Top with Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy!

Pasta and Sausage

We love pasta dinners! What is your favorite type?

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4 Comments

  1. Scott Scott
    February 25, 2015    

    This is seriously one of my favorite meals of ALL time! Every time KaCee makes this dinner for our family I am very excited! 🙂

  2. February 25, 2015    

    Oh this is totally my kind of supper! So simple and easy but packed with flavor!

    • KaCee KaCee
      February 26, 2015    

      It really is so tasty!

  3. Sherry Sherry
    March 14, 2015    

    This is my kind of food. Looks delish! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday and sharing with us. Hope to see you again this week.

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