William Dickey; Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Mix together spaghetti with sausage and peppers for a quick Italian meal that's sure to please the entire family.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare pasta according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking sausage into pieces while cooking. Remove sausage and drippings from Dutch oven, and drain well on paper towels.

Step 3

Sauté onion and next 3 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes, salt, and pepper; cook 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in sausage, pasta, and cheese. Transfer mixture to serving platter, and serve immediately.

Step 4

To freeze: Prepare recipe as directed. Cool 30 minutes. Place pasta mixture in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove and discard plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Step 5

Turkey Spaghetti With Sausage and Peppers: Substitute 1 (1-lb.) package Italian turkey sausage for mild Italian sausage. Remove and discard casings from sausage. Increase olive oil to 2 Tbsp. Cook sausage in 1 Tbsp. hot oil as directed in Step Discard any drippings in Dutch oven. Proceed with recipe as directed, sauteing onion and next 3 ingredients in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil.

Ratings & Reviews

annemariegagnon's Review

December 07, 2013
Prepares quicky. Spaghetti picks up the flavor of the sausage & tomatoes. Big hit in our family.

karenfar's Review

April 18, 2013
I made half this recipe for 2 of us and it is very good and would serve 4, easy and quick. I added 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes and used link sausages that I cooked and sliced into 1-inch pieces. Great weeknight dinner.

Dough21's Review

March 16, 2013
I just made this tonight. I see people added tomato sauce. DON'T DO IT! Try the recipe just as it's written - it's delicious! The only change I made is I substituted spicy turkey sausage for pork sausage. This is a KEEPER!

lanabask's Review

December 12, 2012

Kclopez1983's Review

October 26, 2011

mab535's Review

July 25, 2011
This is super easy and fast and makes a lot. This was not meant to be a "sauce" type pasta dish, which would over power the flavors of the peppers and sausage.

honeybee1226's Review

June 09, 2011
I just made this dish today and it was absolutely delicious. Everyone including my picky son loved it. I did tweak a few things though. I only used green pepper but I added mushrooms. I only had one can of diced tomatoes so I used another can of tomato sauce which actually helped the dish because people who made this dish previously complained that it was not saucy enough. I used hot turkey italian sausage instead because I don;t eat pork. I also seasoned the sauce with an all purpose seasoning instead of plain salt. This was one of the best pasta dishes I made this year. I will definitly make it agian in the near future.

LisaFL's Review

March 29, 2011
I made this when I was pregnant to freeze and reheat once the baby was here. It turned out great and I make it often now. Easy to make and reheat. I recommend using petite cut diced tomatoes.

LaurieinWI's Review

March 20, 2011
OMG this is delicious to say the least. The ease in making this wonderful dish is helpful for putting it on the table for the hungry. It is now my favorite spaghetti recipe!! The pepper taste was fantastic and I followed exactly.

kateq18's Review

February 27, 2011
This is a good recipe that can handle variation. I had 1.25 pounds of sausage, only one pepper, and two different kinds of diced tomatoes but it still turned out great.