Pasta With Sausage and Red Bell Pepper

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  • Serves 4
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 1,054 calories
    • Calories 56 calories from fat
    • Fat 66 g
    • Sat Fat 17 g
    • Cholesterol 86 mg
    • Sodium 1,426 mg
    • Protein 31 g
    • Carbohydrate 89 g
    • Sugar 5 g
    • Fiber 5 g


  1. Check 1pound dried pasta
  2. Check 1/2cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Check 1pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  4. Check 1 large red bell pepper (cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
  5. Check 3cloves garlic, minced
  6. Check 1/2teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  7. Check 1 1/4teaspoons kosher salt
  8. Check 1cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, crumbling with the back of a wooden spoon, until it's browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 1/2 cup of oil over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cooked sausage and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the pasta water, red pepper, salt, and parsley and bring to a boil. Toss with the cooked pasta.