Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Pasta

5 from 2 votes

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If you like roasted red peppers, Italian sausage, cream, and pasta, you will love this 30-minute Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Pasta dinner.

Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

I just became obsessed with this new pasta dinner. It is ridiculous how good it is.

Like, totally worth the calories and extra pant sizes.

I’ve been hoarding the minimal leftovers I had from this meal for days, only taking out a small amount for lunch and threatening anyone who tries to touch the tupperware container it is stored in.

I feel strongly about this pasta.

Not all pasta makes the cut at my house, but this recipe? OMG so so so good. My kids’ faces were covered in this sauce which usually never happens because they are not saucy pasta folk…..normally. But this recipe they tried. And this recipe they loved. So, I’ll take that as a win in my book.

Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

If you like roasted red peppers, Italian sausage, cream and/or pasta and happen to have 30 minutes to spare, then you’re in for a treat! You will die of happiness because heaven knows that’s exactly what happened with me.

Printable recipe below. Have a great weekend!

Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
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Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Pasta

If you like roasted red peppers, Italian sausage, cream, and pasta, you will love this 30-minute Roasted Red Pepper Italian Sausage Pasta dinner.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb bucatini pasta
  • 2 sweet Italian Sausage links
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic finely minced
  • 5 oz golden oak shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 16 oz roasted red peppers 1 jar, drained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt it well and cook bucatini until al dente. Drain well and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, remove sausage from casings and start cooking in a large, deep skillet over medium heat with onions. As meat cooks, break it apart in small pieces.
  • Once onion is tender, add in garlic and mushrooms and cook 2 minutes. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Measure out cream and add to blender along with drained roasted red peppers. Blend about 20 seconds or until most of the red peppers have been pureed into the cream. I left mine slightly chunky.
  • Pour this mixture over the cooked meat and onions and bring to a gentle simmer then reduce the heat down to low. Toss with pasta, basil leaves and cheese until well coated. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.


Calories: 920kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 2187mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1625IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian Sausage Pasta

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22 Responses
  1. Rikkina

    5 stars
    Not a leftover in sight! Made this for my vegetarian husband and friend (vegetarian sausage) and they licked the bowl clean. So delicious. Definitely on my rotation of meals!!!

  2. Megan Caraballo

    5 stars
    My family and I enjoyed this recipe! It was delicious, easy to make and I had leftovers for lunch the next day! Will definitely keep this recipe in my kitchen! Thank you, Lauren!

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    My dad lives alone and is 83. Since my mom passed he doesn’t cook much. For Christmas this year I’m making him frozen meals that he can just heat in the oven and have a home cooked meal more often. Today, I’m making your Sausage and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. It will remind him of a dish my mom used to make. I’m excited to get started.

  5. Janet Chadd

    Uhm, guess what? Red peppers in adobo sauce do NOT work! All our store had, so I drained and lightly rinsed. So spicy we couldn’t eat it even after another cup of cream and large can of tomatoes!

  6. cassandra

    Made this for dinner tonight. So delicious! My husband kept saying how good the sauce was and he’s picky when it comes to sauce. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

  7. Courtney

    I love this, I love the combo of roasted red peppers and sausage (especially on pizza). I will definitely have to give this a try/

  8. Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele}

    Looks delicious and sounds so simple! Will definitely need to try! Thanks for another great recipe! 🙂

  9. Catherine Smith

    That pasta!! I’m drooling just looking at it while I sip my coffee. What a money shot! Making this ASAP!