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healthier sausage & peppers // cait's plate

easier sausage and peppers

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner


classic sausage and peppers made easier with pre-cooked chicken sausage!  also loaded with fiber from veggies and whole grain pasta.


  • 1 box whole wheat angel hair pasta
  • 1 lb chicken sausage, halved
  • 3 bell peppers
  • I large onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce or 2 tablespoons tomato paste mixed with 1 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly shaved parmesan


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions
  2. Meanwhile, wash, core, de-seed and slice peppers.
  3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat and add olive oil, onion, garlic and pepper strips. Saute pepper strips until just tender (about 3 minutes) then remove peppers from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add oregano, italian seasoning, salt & pepper to the pan with the onion and garlic and stir for about 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce (or tomato paste & wine mixture) stirring to combine then simmer for 8 to 10 minutes on low.
  5. Halve the chicken sausages and then, in another non-stick pan pan, place sausage face down until just browned (about 30 seconds to 1 minute). Repeat on the other side.
  6. Add sausage to pan with the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes then add peppers, stir and serve over cooked pasta. Top with freshly shaved parmesan.

Keywords: dinner, sausage and peppers, easy, weeknight meal

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