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Creamy sausage red pepper pasta on plate with fork

One Pot Creamy Sausage Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Red Pepper Pasta is an easy one pot red pepper pasta recipe with spicy sausage, spinach and a homemade creamy roasted red pepper sauce!

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  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. spicy pork sausage casings removed*
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 16 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 ounces roasted red peppers drained
  • 8 ounces Barilla penne pasta uncooked
  • 3 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese for serving


  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and break up into bite sized chunks with the back of a wooden spoon. Saute until browned and no longer pink, and transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon and set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the grease.
  • Cook the onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the remaining 1 tablespoon of grease until the onion has softened and the mushrooms have browned and liquid has evaporated, about 5-6 minutes.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, puree the roasted red peppers in a food processor until smooth. Add them to the vegetables along with the pork, pasta, water, and heavy cream. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat slightly. Cook until the pasta has absorbed most of the liquid, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking.
  • Add the spinach and cook just until wilted and the pasta is al dente. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and serve with freshly grated parmesan. Enjoy!


  • *You can use your favorite brand of sausage here, and turkey or chicken would be a great substitution for the pork.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd!


Serving: 1g, Calories: 504kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 1557mg, Potassium: 894mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 2957IU, Vitamin C: 44mg, Calcium: 106mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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