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Cheesy Pasta + Sausage + Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Cheesy pasta with sausage and roasted red pepper sauce is one quick and delicious meal. Paired with the perfect cheese, it's a fantastic meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheesy pasta, roasted red pepper pasta, sausage pepper pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 734kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta cooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound italian sausage hot or mild, your preference
  • 1/2 cup onion about one small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers drained and rinsed, chopped fine or pureed
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce (one can), plain
  • 3 tablespoons basil fresh, use 1 1/2 teaspoons if using dried
  • 2 teaspoons oregano fresh, use 1/2 teaspoon if using dried.
  • 1 1/2 cups Wasatch Mountain Cheese from Rockhill Creamery see note

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to a skillet and heat on medium heat until shimmering. 
  • Add onions and cook until translucent. 
  • Add sausage and cook until almost browned. 
  • Add the garlic, salt, and pepper. If you are using dried herbs, add them here. 
  • Add the water, roasted red peppers, and tomato sauce. 
  • Stir to combine and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce is thickened and the flavors are combined. 
  • Add the pasta, cheese, and herbs and toss to combine. 

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Notes

If you don't have Wasatch Mountain Cheese, order some! If you want to make this recipe while you're waiting for it to come, you can substitute 3/4 gouda cheese and 3/4 cup parmesan cheese instead. 

Nutrition

Calories: 734kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 2269mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 34.5mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3.5mg