Sausage and Tomato Pasta

This Sausage Tomato Pasta tastes like a pasta you would get at Applebees! This is a great way to use up marinara sauce if there is some leftover in the fridge. This savory pasta recipe serves 2, but can double it if making for a family. Should take no longer than 30 minutes to make!

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sausage tomato pasta on a plate

This recipe requires you to save some pasta water, so make sure to account for that before draining out all water from pasta. I find that this pasta water makes the cheese more creamy versus using regular water.

Check out my other delicious pasta recipes:

What to serve with sausage pasta:

I like to eat my pasta with garlic bread or breadsticks! To make the garlic bread, I just butter bread with butter and sprinkle minced garlic and garlic salt on top and broil it for 1 minute. I sometimes add cheese to my garlic bread as well.

Favorite ingredient brands for this quick pasta recipe:

  • pasta-Barilla cellentani
  • smoked sausage-Eckrich, not sponsored, but I love this brand.
  • butter-Country Crock to coat the pan in step 1, and Crystal Farms or Best Choice stick butter for slices
  • mozzarella cheese-Crystal Farms
  • Parmesan cheese-Best Choice
  • pizza sauce-Hunt’s

Overview of this sausage and tomato pasta recipe:

  • boil pasta according to directions on the box
  • cook garlic, onion, bell peppers, and sausage in a skillet
  • drain pasta REMEMBER TO SAVE 1/2 CUP OF WATER
  • melt butter in pot with pasta water one slice at a time, add cheeses-this slow process will make it creamier pasta
  • add skillet of garlic and onions and pizza sauce to cheese mixture, stir, then add pasta.

How to store this sausage and pasta dish:

  • fridge-store this pasta recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
  • freezer-this recipe can be a freezer meal! Prepare as normal, and let cool before placing in a freezer safe container. Freeze for about a month. To reheat, place pasta in the oven in a 9 x 13 baking dish for about an hour at 400 degrees.
sausage tomato pasta on a plate

Sausage Tomato Pasta

This quick pasta recipe is a 30 minute meal! This sausage pasta recipe uses marinara sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 people

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Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 16 oz box cellentani pasta
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 2 strips of green bell pepper chopped fine
  • 1 strip red bell pepper chopped fine
  • 1/2 cooked ring smoked sausage sliced
  • 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 1/4 cup butter sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 7 oz marinara sauce

Instructions
 

  • Boil pasta according to directions on the box. While the pasta is boiling, in a small skillet, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add in garlic, onion, bell peppers, and ring sausage.
  • When pasta is soft, strain but *be sure to save 1/2 cup of the pasta water in the pot.*
  • Turn the pot with water remaining in it onto medium heat. Add in butter one slice at a time. Stir until melted between each slice. Add in cheeses little by little stirring between each add. Add in pizza sauce and the skillet of cooked peppers and sausage.
  • Add pasta back in the pot that has ingredients in it. Stir. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat to blend flavors. Serve this Sausage Tomato Pasta hot

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