Creamy Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Creamy Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta....an easy and addictive 30 minute pasta dinner!

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.

Creamy Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta....an easy and addictive 30 minute pasta dinner!

Creamy Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta....an easy and addictive 30 minute pasta dinner!

Creamy Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta....an easy and addictive 30 minute pasta dinner!

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!

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Creamy Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Yield: 4-6 servings, depending on appetites

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Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 1-16 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt it well and cook bucatini until al dente. Drain well and set aside.
  2. 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.

Creamy Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta....an easy and addictive 30 minute pasta dinner!

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  1. That does sound good. I will try it out this week!

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

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  3. 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/

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  4. 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.

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    • Love this!! Thanks so much for leaving a comment!

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  5. 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!

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  6. This would be my ultimate comfort food. Mmmm! I really want to try this!

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  7. This dish would be my ultimate comfort food. Mmmm! I really want to try it!

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  8. 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.

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  9. This dish is so So GOOD!!! The cream is so comforty, but this would still taste yummy if you had to leave it out.

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  10. This looks great! I can’t wait to try it!

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  11. Nom nom! This is totally going on my meal plan ASAP!

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  12. Made this last week and the whole family LOVED it! Delicious!

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