Sausage with peppers and onions pasta dish

I love cooking thats a well known fact however being in college full time and living at home and studying late nights I can’t always sit over the stove for more than 30 minutes. One night my cousin called me at 2:30 pm on a Saturday and said “hey can my mom and I come over for dinner?” and I was like sure he said “I’ll be there at 4:30” I was so frantic because chicken can’t defrost fast enough. I looked in the fridge and the freezer and I saw I had sweet Italian sausage, onions, zucchinis, peppers, and tomatoes along with 3,000 types of seasonings and jar tomato sauce. Being Italian I always have pasta on hand so I served it over pasta. Best part of this dish is its one pan I used a non-stick frying pan!

Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 3 sweet Italian sausage depending on how many people!
  • Half of one white onion sliced (you can use a whole onion depending on how many people)
  • a handful or so of mini sweet peppers but if you don’t have mini peppers than 2 large peppers of red, green, or yellow depending on your preference.
  • you can use jalapeños, zucchinis whatever other veggies or meat you can make its a great base
  • whatever pasta you want to use works
  • 1/2 cup of jared pasta sauce
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic minced
  • I didn’t have fresh tomatoes on hand but when I do I add about 4 tomatoes diced
  • 1-2 teaspoon of salt & pepper (add more if needed
  • 1-3 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1-3 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1-3 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (more if you want spicy)
  • 1-3 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1-3 teaspoon of rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • I didn’t have basil on hand but I love using fresh basil if you were to add it 3-4 leaves of basil


  1. Take your knife and cut the casing of and I just cubbed the sausage into bit size pieces. (I used frozen sausage and defrosted it in the microwave half way)
  2. Turn on your pan on medium-high heat and when it gets warm had the sausage to it. let it cook for 5-7 minutes continuously stirring
  3. When it starts to get brown add in your peppers and onions with salt & pepper let them cook until soft
  4. When the peppers and onions are getting soft add in your garlic, let the garlic cook
  5. Then add all of your seasonings and olive oil
  6. Add your tomato sauce and tomatoes ( if using)
  7. Let the sauce come to a simmer
  8. You can add more seasonings now if needed
  9. When everything comes to a simmer add about 1-3 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese (optional)
  10. Serve over pasta or let it be
  11. Enjoy

sausage with the peppers and onions and seasonings

Finish Product Enjoy!!!! :)))))

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By Grace Dowling

I am from a small town in Connecticut I love traveling, spending time in my favorite place called Maine.

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