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One Pot Sausage Peppers Onions Pasta

December 19, 2015 (Last Updated: January 2, 2019)

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The count down is on!   The last minute frenzy of making certain all is ready for Christmas is in full force.  But we still have to eat, don’t we?  The key to this crazy, busy time of year is pre-planning and quick easy dinners.

This one pot sausage peppers onions pasta is hearty, comforting, and quick and easy to make.  This dish also feeds a crowd…key to dinners this time of year!

One Pot pasta with sausage, onions and peppers.

All you need for a complete dinner with this pasta dish is a salad and some french bread.

On Pot Pasta with sausage, peppers, and onions

One Pot pasta with sausage, onions and peppers.

I use bulk Italian sausage in this dish.  If all you can find are links, simply remove casing and cook up the sausage.

One Pot pasta with sausage, onions and peppers.

5 from 1 vote
One Pot pasta with sausage, onions and peppers.
One Pot Sausage Peppers Onions Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Italian sausage, peppers and onions with penne pasta

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pasta main dish, pasta, peppers, sausage
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 whole large onions sliced long strips
  • 1 whole red bell pepper sliced long strips
  • 1 whole yellow bell pepper sliced long strips
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 12/ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  1. In a large pot, boil pasta. Drain and set aside
  2. In same pot cook place sausage. Break up into large chunks. Cook through.
  3. Remove sausage from pan and wipe pan with a paper towel to remove grease.
  4. Pour olive oil into pan. Add peppers and onions. Saute for approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings.
  6. Once mixture comes to a simmer, reduce heat and add sausage and peppers.
  7. Add cooked pasta. Stir and heat through. 

  8. Serve with Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

If the pasta seems too dry after adding all ingredients together, you can add 1/2 cup water or another can of tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Sausage Peppers Onions Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 665mg29%
Potassium 545mg16%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 9.6mg12%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Reply
    December 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    This sounds like a great idea for lunch today, I actually have all the ingredients at home… 🙂

    • Reply
      December 22, 2015 at 4:42 am

      It would make a great lunch! Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    December 21, 2015 at 4:47 am

    This looks absolutely delicious Kathy! Like dinner. But since I was up all last night with 2 sicky kids with strep, I’m going to get husband on this asap!!!! Because you are so right, even with all the craziness, we still have to eat! And we can’t just go to Bob Evans every night. (although very tempting when kids eat free) This meal looks like it will warm up really well for my husbands lunch too since he’s a teacher and won’t eat school lunches.

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 6:55 am

      This pasta dish is perfect for leftovers. I hope your kiddos get better soon!

  • Reply
    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    December 20, 2015 at 11:51 am

    5 stars
    I love sausage, peppers and onions together, it is one of my favorite combos! I love that you have made it into a one pot meal. If we need anything right now it is easy and delicious dinners!

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