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White bowl of sausage pasta with a striped cloth on a marble surface

Sausage Pasta with Peppers & Tomato Sauce

Sausage pasta is an easy Italian dinner recipe with a rich tomato sauce and sweet red peppers perfect made with pork or veggie sausages and served with a side salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 585kcal


  • 6 Sausages meat or vegetarian
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 Red Onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Puree
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 300 g Rigatoni
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmesan to serve


  • Cook the sausages according to packet instructions. Put a pot of salted water on for the pasta.
  • Heat the oil over a medium heat and add the onion and pepper and cook until softened. Add the garlic, oregano, balsamic and tomato puree and cook for another couple of minutes then pour in the chopped tomatoes, add the sugar and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • While the sauce cooks add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to packet instructions. Slice the sausages.
  • Remove a mugful of pasta cooking water before draining the pasta. Add the pasta and the mugful of pasta water to the sauce and toss together. Serve with grated parmesan.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.


Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 30.7mg