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    I am very excited to share with you today a very good family-friendly meal, that is budget-friendly and tastes amazing – Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet! I come from a family that loves good food, and we share a lot of memories around homecooked meals. I always enjoyed helping my mother and grandmother cook, and we had a great time in the kitchen and around the family table. As in probably many other families, pasta is a big favorite in mine, especially when made with delicious Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce.

    To me, homestyle means good flavor, comforting, and affordable. What does it mean to you? This week, I have partnered with RAGU to make a delicious meal with the new RAGU Homestyle Pasta Sauce.

    Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

    Today, I am going to share with you a comforting Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet recipe that I love to make for me and my husband.

    Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

    My Grandmother used to make a similar dish with a homemade tomato-based sauce. Even though it was a very simple meal, it was my favorite. It was very comforting and delicious. Every time I make this Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet, I am reminded of my childhood days and it brings back a lot of beautiful memories. I hope to make this recipe for delicious creamy sausage and pasta a tradition for my family as well and to pass it on to my children and my children’s children.

    Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

    This recipe is perfect to make year-round, as it’s an easy and flavorful skillet dinner that your whole family will enjoy. It is also great for the cold days outside –  it’s hearty, warm and comforting. To make it, I used Ragu Pasta Sauce, which I appreciate for its farm-grown ingredients, commitment to high quality, affordability and great flavor. The RAGU Pasta sauces don’t use any artificial flavors, artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup.

    I also love the special blend of spices (basil, fennel, oregano, and black pepper) they use which make the sauce so flavorful and bold.

    This is a delicious skillet meal that you have to try. It will make you feel warm and cozy inside, and you will be asking for seconds.

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    Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

    How To Make Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

    What you need

    1 lb Italian sausage

    2 cups Fusilli pasta (or your favorite pasta)

    1 medium onion, chopped

    1 green bell pepper, chopped

    1 carrot, diced

    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    1 jar (24 oz)  Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce

    Parmesan cheese, to taste

    Fresh basil leaves, chopped

    Instructions

    In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Move cooked sausage to a plate.

    To the same skillet, add chopped onion, bell pepper, and carrot and cook over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 7-8 minutes.

    While vegetables are sauteing, cook pasta according to package instructions. Place pasta in boiling water, cover and cook for about 7 minutes for “al dente”.

    When the vegetables are done, add cooked pasta, pasta sauce, and cooked sausage to the skillet, and stir well.

    Just before serving, grate Parmesan cheese on top and sprinkle freshly chopped basil leaves.

    Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet
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    Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

    Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet – All you need is 6 simple ingredients for this comforting and delicious skillet meal!
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 201kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 lb Italian Sausage
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 carrot, diced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 2 cups Fusilli pasta, or your favorite pasta
    • 1 jar, 24 oz Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce
    • Parmesan cheese, to taste
    • Fresh basil leaves, chopped

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Move cooked sausage to a plate.
    • To the same skillet, add chopped onion, bell pepper and carrot and cook over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 7-8 minutes.
    • While vegetables are sauteing, cook pasta according to package instructions. Place pasta in boiling water, cover and cook for about 7 minutes for "al dente".
    • When the vegetables are done, add cooked pasta, pasta sauce, and cooked sausage to the skillet, and stir well.
    • Just before serving, grate Parmesan cheese on top and sprinkle freshly chopped basil leaves.

    NUTRITION

    Serving: 133g | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 10.2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 681mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 3.8g
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Italian
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    May 16, 2016

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    Comments

    Diane Vianellis

    In your Italian sausage and peppers and pasta dish, you said the receipt calls for tomato sauce but I don’t see when you are supposed to add it. Can you clarify that,
    Thanks, Diane

      HI Diane, Thank you for letting me know about that. You add the pasta sauce when you add the cooked pasta to the skillet. Updated the recipe card.

    mary

    5 stars
    This looks so colorful and full of flavor!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Mary!

    Kjell

    Hi,
    This one didn’t work for me, since that ready-made pasta sauce is nor available in my country, Sweden. Pity.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Kjell,
      You can use any pasta sauce. I am sure it will turn out great! 🙂

        Kjell

        OK, I will, I should be able to find something similar.

    SunnyDaysNora

    5 stars
    Wow this looks so good!! The fusilli looks fabulous. 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you! 🙂

    ~ carmen ~

    5 stars
    I love fusilli pasta. It’s my favorite & this looks like such a feeling, yummy meal. :]

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Carmen! 🙂

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