Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Homemade Sausage and Pepper pasta made with ground pork, chopped bell peppers and an easy homemade marinara sauce, this recipe is totally from scratch and kid friendly!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Sausage and Pepper Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 539 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 8 ounces gemelli pasta
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoons ground fennel
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese cubed
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  1. Cook the pasta one minute shy of the directions, drain and do not rinse.
  2. Add the olive oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat along with the ground pork, fennel, red pepper flakes, oregano, thyme, salt, black pepper, garlic and onion and cook for 5-6 minutes, until cooked through, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add in the bell peppers and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until softened, stir in the marinara sauce and pasta, top with mozzarella cheese and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Sausage and Pepper Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1820mg 76%
Potassium 1347mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 46.6%
Vitamin C 100.5%
Calcium 22.4%
Iron 24.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.