Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Because it is often more affordable to purchase food items in bulk, I’ll frequently plan a couple of meals that use the same ingredients so I can take advantage of this cost savings.

Its yummy flavor, ease of preparation, and affordable price make this Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Pasta a hit with the whole family.

I’ve done this in the last couple of weeks by making a Tuscan Tortellini Skillet and this Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Pasta. They are both delicious dishes that we plan to make many times in the future!

Ingredients

(Adapted from this recipe.)

  • 1 lb. bulk Italian sausage (no casings)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cups (12 oz.) dry pasta
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce
  • 18 oz. water
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, etc.)

Instructions

In a large skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat. Drain off the fat.

Add the bell pepper, onion, dry pasta, marinara sauce, and water. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat. Simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

Add the half and half and shredded cheese; stir everything together. Remove from the heat, then cover and let sit for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Yield: 4 servings.

Its yummy flavor, ease of preparation, and affordable price make this Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Pasta a hit with the whole family.

Notes

We love the savory flavor of this dish! The Italian sausage and bell pepper give it a much richer flavor than a dish like traditional spaghetti. It’s also very easy to prepare and cleanup is simple because it is prepared in one skillet.

The ingredients for this dish cost approximately $6.67, which means each serving only costs about $1.67!

Its yummy flavor, ease of preparation, and affordable price mean this one is inching towards family favorite territory. Would your family enjoy it, too? What are your favorite pasta dishes to prepare and serve?

Shared at the following:

The Art of Homemaking, Tuesdays with a Twist, Tuesday Talk, Happy Now Link-Up, Weekend Potluck, What’s for Dinner? and Monday’s Musings.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Comments

  1. Yum! I love pasta sauce, and the thought of adding cream to this recipe just sounds perfectly decadent. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  2. Mmmmm… Pasta! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe at Tuesdays with a Twist! I hope you have time to join us again this week. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. We love pasta at my house and I”m always on the lookout for something new. Pinning this to try later.

  4. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

If this is your first time commenting or if something in your text triggers a spam filter, then your comment will be held for moderation and will not be visible immediately. It will be visible as soon as I am able to approve it. Thanks for joining in the conversation!

Join the Conversation

*