Sausage and Pepper Pasta Bake
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: serves 4
  • ½ lb loose sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it apart as it cooks. Drain and transfer to an oval oven-safe baking dish.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over the pasta mixture.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Sarah's Cucina Bella at