Photography: Becky-Stayner: Styling: Jan Gautro
6 servings

Cook turkey sausage and peppers in one skillet, top with cheese, and serve over pasta for an easy weeknight meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Cut sausage into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Step 2

Wipe pan with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Place pan over medium-high heat. Add peppers; sauté 6 minutes. Add sausage; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sauce; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Add mozzarella, stirring until melted. Place 1 cup pasta in each of 6 shallow bowls; spoon about 1 cup sausage mixture over each serving. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon Parmesan.

Ratings & Reviews

Solid dish

May 07, 2016
Bell peppers are fine, but since we don't love them, I reduced them by 25-50% and added onions. I used a spicy chicken sausage. It was a very decent and relativley easy meal to make. We just don't ever enjoy bottled sauces as much as the homemade ones... we just eat them for convenience.

marci1's Review

June 22, 2014
This is super easy and leftovers reheat really well. I always add a carton of mushrooms and saute them with the peppers. I also use half sweet/ half hot sausage.

EllenDeller's Review

November 04, 2013
This is really delicious, and so easy. My only changes were to include a pepper that's on the hot side, some fresh mushrooms, and to use a plain tomato sauce enhanced with my own fresh basil and oregano. Otherwise, made to recipe. Serving size is ample; my husband usually eats two CL servings but he was satisfied with one, and I found it very filling. All we needed as a side dish was a small salad with a light vinaigrette.

julie1970's Review

August 03, 2013
One of my all-time favorite Cooking Light recipes. Easy and amazingly delicious. I usually just choose from whatever color peppers look the best - green, red, yellow, orange. Never disappoints.

jenuin's Review

December 18, 2011
We LOVED it!!!!

sholleran's Review

October 31, 2011
Good & very simple. I've also tried adding a can of tomato sauce or second jar of pasta sauce, simmer additional 20-30 minutes to intensify tomato flavors.

Abbeke's Review

August 23, 2011
This is a real crowd-pleaser. Simple, delicious, easy. Great for ball game watching parties. I use a variety of peppers and sometimes splurge on Fresh Market Italian regular sausage, but the lighter version is still very good.

springhilllad's Review

February 04, 2011
Family loved it, some peppers left over - I used 3 peppers in total. Next time will reduce amount of pepper.

stacey4808's Review

January 23, 2011
Enjoyed this recipe. I did reduce the green pepper to 1 cup because I just felt it had too much bell pepper overall. Turned out great and I would make it again. Had salad with it.

dianeghome's Review

May 16, 2010
I rated 4, but I wouldn't serve it for a special occasion - but it is a 4 because it is realy good and really simple. I used hot Italian sausage, added 1 small onion into the peppers mix, and omitted the garlic because I used Emereil's Roasted Garlic pasta sauce. I didn't mix the mozzarella into the pan, but instead put it on the individual dishes, and ignored the additional parmesan. This is a really good dish, but I may mix sweet and hot Italian sausage next time since husband thought this dish was "hot".