Creamy Pasta with Smoked Sausage and Peppers

Sausage and green peppers are a perfect flavor combination and together they make this quick weeknight pasta dish as delicious as it is easy to prepare.

Use your favorite cut of pasta along with fully-cooked smoked or Italian sausage, sautéed green peppers, diced tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream for a hint of creaminess and you have a simple but satisfying one-dish dinner.

Creamy Pasta with Smoked Sausage and Peppers

Creamy Pasta with Smoked Sausage and Peppers

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Smoked sausage, green pepper, diced tomatoes and a touch of sour cream combine with your favorite cut of pasta to make a quick one-dish dinner.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta, rotini, penne, rigatoni
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces smoked or Italian sausage, fully cooked, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 large green bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt, optional
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Put a pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add the sausage and sauté just until it starts to brown around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the onion and continue cooking until softened, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Add the garlic and green pepper and combine well.
  • Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the green pepper is crisp tender, 2 minutes, then stir in the tomatoes. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste and a pinch of salt if needed.
  • Cover the pan and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the peppers are tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cover to keep warm while you cook and drain the pasta according to package directions.
  • Combine the pasta with the sausage and peppers and stir in the sour cream. Serve immediately.
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