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Sausage and Peppers Recipe

This sausage and peppers recipe might take 50 minutes to make, but only the first half of that requires focused effort. After that, you can spend the last 20 minutes preparing dessert, munching on a cheese appetizer or just putting your feet up, whichever your heart desires!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: italian recipe, Sausage and Peppers, Sausage and Peppers recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 9 oz Italian sausage
  • 2 oz onion chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 8 oz bell pepper red, green, yellow, sliced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup homemade tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 4 oz fettuccine pasta
  • 1.5 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp parsley

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente and drain. Set aside.
  • Add olive oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sausages and cook until they are browned on all sides. Transfer sausages to a cutting board and let them cool at room temperature. Slice them into 1 inch rings, and set aside.
  • Add butter to the same skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in onion and bell pepper. After the vegetables have softened, pour in tomato sauce and spices.
  • Add in sausage. Stir and simmer for a few minutes. Then reduce the heat to low-medium heat. Add in cooked pasta and parmesan cheese, toss to bring everything together. Remove from heat.
  • Top with parsley and fresh basil. Serve.

Notes

When cooking the sausages, reduce the heat to low or medium-low if necessary to avoid cracking or oil splatting. This means they will need to cook for longer, but will achieve an even and beautiful golden brown crust on the outside.
We wouldn’t recommend adding extra salt as the sausages can be very salty. Instead, simmering will draw out salt from the sausages and season the sauce. However, you should check the sauce for seasoning and adjust to your liking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 663mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3090IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3mg