Spicy Sausage and Pepper Pasta



  • 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

Raw ingredients for making pasta with spinach cream sauce - penne pasta fresh spinach cream cheese and spices on a light wooden background


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.

3. Add the onion, garlic, peppers, and sausage. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.


4. 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.