½ lb Mafaldine pasta, or similar long pasta, prepared
1 28.8-oz can crushed tomatoes
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it apart as it cooks. Drain and transfer to an oval oven-safe baking dish.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add the sliced bell peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned in spots -- about 10-12 minutes. Add to the baking dish. Add the prepared pasta and toss well to combine.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over the pasta mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Sarah's Cucina Bella at http://sarahscucinabella.com/2015/05/21/sausage-and-pepper-pasta-bake/