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Sausage & Peppers Pasta


This is a very simple pasta dish that is perfect for a quick meal. My mom used to make this all the time and it was always one of my favorites. Of course I stole the recipe from her whenever I moved out and decided to make it a little more spicy with the addition of the Diced Tomatoes and Chilies and the Pepper Jack. If you want a more mild version instead of using the pepper jack, use 1 1/2 cups of a mozzarella and parmesan blend and use regular diced tomatoes.

Bon Appétit!


  • 3 Cups wheat Rigatoni
  • Italian Sausage, Sliced
  • 1 green, yellow & red pepper, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Diced Tomatoes and Chilies
  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Pepper Jack, shredded
  • Parmesan cheese


Cook Pasta as per box directions.

While pasta is cooking, cook sausage in a large saute pan over medium heat for 10 min. Add sliced peppers and and garlic and cook for an addition 7 min.  Stir in tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 min. Drain pasta, add it in the saucepan with other ingredients and top with mozzarella and pepper jack , cover to melt the cheese. Plate and garnish with Parmesan.

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