Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta

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Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta-this colorful pasta dish is easy to make and full of flavor! 

Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com You can have this colorful pasta dish on your table in 30 minutes! #pasta

I am very pregnant and not in the mood to cook on most days. Luckily, Josh is beyond excited for the baby to come and is bouncing off the walls with energy. He has plenty of energy to cook and has taken over most of the kitchen duties. And just for the record, I am excited for the baby to come too, but an exhausted excited:)

While I was reading a book on the couch, Josh made Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta. He had dinner done in 30 minutes!

Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This delicious pasta dish only takes 30 minutes to make! #pasta

Josh didn’t waste any time, he got down to business and started making his pasta dish. For this recipe, Josh used penne pasta, but any pasta will work. Use your favorite or whatever you have on hand.

Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com You can have this colorful pasta dish on your table in 30 minutes!

Josh sautéd bell peppers, onions, and Butterball turkey sausage in a large skillet. Josh added crushed red pepper to kick up the heat! He loves spicy food!

He combined the pasta, sausage, and peppers in a large bowl and added grape tomatoes, fresh basil, and Parmesan cheese. I did get off of the couch to check out his creation and I was impressed! I took a few photos and let Josh enjoy his meal! He devoured his pasta! He is a true Turketarian! And he ate the leftovers for lunch the next day and said it was just as good, maybe even better! Yay for leftovers!

This Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta dish is perfect for busy weeknights or an easy summer meal. You can have a delicious dinner on the table in no time! I bet Josh will be making this pasta dish after the baby comes too! Gotta love a tasty and easy meal!

Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this quick and easy pasta! #recipe #pasta

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Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta

You can have this spicy and colorful pasta dish on your dinner table in 30 minutes!
4.50 from 4 votes


  • 12 ounces Penne pasta we use whole wheat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 package Butterball Turkey Sausage 13 oz, cut into ½ inch rounds
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan. Add the onion, garlic, peppers, and sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain the pasta and pour into a large serving bowl. Stir in the onions, peppers, and sausage. Add the tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Just tried it because i was looking for a fast recipe with orange pepper, and it was delicous. just ate a whole skillet .never eaten pepper before(just the padron that i love) and it went pretty well with the sausage and pasta. didnt have the tomato and parm but will do it again c;

  2. Oh. My. Garsh. I was looking for a recipe for sausage & pasta that didn’t use any creamy/buttery gunk or too much cheese in it. I always look at images to see what looks good before I check out the recipe itself. The image of this pasta grabbed my eye and wouldn’t let go! It looks so yummy that I plan to make it this weekend. All those beautiful colors plus sausage PLUS PASTA? How could it miss? Thanks for posting!

  3. 4 stars
    Love this recipe! We make it at least every other week. In the winter when grape tomatoes are not the best in Ohio, I substitute a can of petite diced tomatoes and heat gently, then proceed with basil and parmesan. A family favorite!

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