Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta

You can have this spicy and colorful pasta dish on your dinner table in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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 1/2 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


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.