Monday, 15 September 2014

One Pan Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta


In my never ending quest for quick, healthy, and tasty weeknight meals, I find myself referring more to Pinterest and a few favourite food bloggers, and less to the collection of cookbooks I've built over the years.


Which is how I stumbled across this recipe at Iowa Girl Eats.  I made some minor changes to accommodate what I had on hand, and increased the quantities to allow for many teenagers feeding at the same time.  I ended up with an amazing dish that everyone ate, it took me less than an hour to make, and I only dirtied one pan....and a cutting board...and a knife... and a spatula.


Red and green peppers, and a Vidalia onion.


Mild Italian sausages, because not everyone in our house likes the hot ones.  Use Hot Italian sausages if you prefer.


When they're finished cooking, remove them from the pan and cut into quarters.  Then sauté your veggies in the same pan.


Pour in some chicken stock and marinara sauce, along with a few spices.  Add the pasta and sausages.  Simmer until the pasta is cooked.  Eat.



One Pan Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta

2 packages Italian sausage, 10 sausages total
1/4 cup water
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1/2 large white Vidalia onion, or one small cooking onioin, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups chicken broth 
3 cups marinara sauce
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp crushed chili pepper 
1/4 tsp thyme
1 lb / 900 g penne pasta

Cook the sausages in a large pan, this will feed eight people....unless you cut the quantities in half.  Once they start to brown, pour in 1/4 cup of water so they don't blacken and stick to the pan.  While they're cooking, slice up your peppers and onions.  When the sausages are cooked through, remove to a plate or cutting board.

Sauté the peppers and onions in the same pan that the sausages cooked it.  Don't clean it...you want to keep those pan flavours.  When the veggies are crisp tender, add the garlic and sauté for another minute or so.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Pour in the chicken broth (I used turkey broth) and a good quality, authentic marinara sauce.  This is not the time to be opening up the Ragu or the Prego.  I used a jar of the White Linen Marinara Sauce from Costco. Stir in the spices and bring the mixture to a boil.  Add the pasta and ensure it is entirely covered by the liquid. Cut the cooked sausages into quarters and place them on on top of the rest of the ingredients in the pan. Cover and simmer 8-10 minutes until the pasta is cooked al dente. Stir and serve, with or without some shredded cheese or shaved parmesan on top :)







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46 comments:

  1. Delicious! Classic dish. Catherine

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  2. That looks yummy! That is the type of food that we love to cook, and eat, in our family as well! And only one pan dirtied...gotta love that!

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    1. Did you cook the pasta before adding it?

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    2. No! It cooks in the broth with the rest of the ingredients!

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  3. If it fills up teenagers, it must be good!

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  4. Wow, this recipe would be one that my family would love. We love Italian sausage and peppers. I am going to have to try this one.

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  5. I love your recipes!!! I am pinning this friend! It looks amazing!!! Happy week to you and thanks for sharing!! Nicole xo

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  6. I love that this is a one-pan meal, and my boys would all adore the flavor combination. Pinned and tweeted! :)

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  7. This looks like a delicious fall dinner. I found your recipe over at the Tuesday’s With a Twist link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1uDtK5s. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. I love one dish wonders, this recipe sounds great, all favorite ingredients, and easy. I too find myself looking at bloggers for cooking inspiration. Saw at Hearth&Soul.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have an awesome week!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  10. Simple + delicious = I need to make this next week. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Along with my love of my slow cooker is my love for one pan meals:) Especially ones that looks as delicious as your recipe!

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  12. I'm definitely a one pan cooking kind of girl....lol. Simple is best in my book. There is something rather special about sausage in a pasta....yum!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  13. This recipe will be a winner with my hubby!
    I would love if you would stop by my Friday Favorites Linkup and share!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  14. This looks so good. Will pin for later x

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  15. Your One Pan Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta looks like a wonderful meal so full of flavor! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. I will have to try this since I have a ton of peppers that need to be used! Thanks for sharing!

    -Pam @ Pam's Life
    pamslife26.blogspot.com

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  17. Yum, this recipe looks great, we love mild Italian sausages here too and this looks like something my family would love, definitely pinning to my recipe board! :)

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  18. This looks really yummy and I'm excited to try a one pan dish.

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  19. This looks so yummy! And only having one pot to clean is a huge bonus! I'll be pinning this to my personal recipe board as well as the Tasty Tuesdays board. Hope you have a great week!!

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  20. Recipe looks and sound delish. I love the last line - cook. eat. :) I will be taste testing this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. One skillet wonders can be so satisfying. Thanks for sharing your sausage penne creation at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned! :) http://www.theKitchenchopper.com

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  22. This looks so good! Definitely going to be making this for sure! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Pin Worthy Wednesday! I have pinned this to our pinterest board:)

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  23. Ohh...I love italian sausage with pasta. This looks so scrumptious. Thanks for sharing this recipe over at The Southern Special. Have an awesome week.

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  24. Yum! Looks like a hearty recipe for those colder days ahead of us. Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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  25. I love this deliciously easy recipe, Jenn! One pot dishes are perfect for busy days and your Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta sounds scrumptious. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet :-)

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  26. Yum is not the word! This just made me really hungry. Thanks for sharing at Project Pin it!!

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  27. Mmm. This looks SO good. Seriously sitting here with my mouth watering. Will definitely pin so I can try it later!
    -Michelle @TheGraciousWife.com

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  28. Boy does this look good! I love sausage and peppers. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-23.html

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  29. This looks so delicious!
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe at The Pretty Pintastic Party! I've chosen your recipe as a feature at this weekend's party, so I hope you'll stop by!

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  30. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you stop by again today! http://bit.ly/1tYPo3T

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  31. Looks so good, my husband would devour this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  32. We love peppers and pasta in our house! I know we'll be making this one soon!

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  33. This is my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  34. This looks great! Thanks for linking up at the Blogger Brags Pinterest Party.

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  35. this looks fantastic! absolutely trying :) new follower from the TGIF link up, have a great weekend!

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  36. My husband would LOOOOOVE this!! I am absolutely 100% pinning this for later. :)

    Thanks for linking up with the Merry Monday Link Party!!

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  37. Yum, what a delicious meal. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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  38. This looks wonderful! Pinned to try later. Found your blog on Foodie Friday and started following on Google +.

    Erin
    http://theeveryday-mom.blogspot.com/

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  39. You are making me so hungry! Yum. Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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  40. Visiting from the Recipe Swap. I love a one pan meal. This is a super summer recipe that is packed with flavor.

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  41. I love a good one pot pasta dish yum! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

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  42. I am trying this recipe tomorrow BUT I have a question. When you add the pasta is it cooked or semi cooked or not cooked at all?

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    1. The pasta is added uncooked. It cooks in the pan liquids. Enjoy!

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