Rustic Sausage Pasta


This rustic sausage pasta recipe can easily be altered to suit your tastes. It is my husband's absolute favorite dish!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package rotini pasta

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 red bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 small zucchini, chopped

  • 1 small yellow squash, chopped

  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (14.4 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.

  2. Brown sausage, stirring to crumble, in a skillet over medium heat. Remove sausage using a slotted spoon, leaving drippings in the pan. Cook and stir onion and garlic in sausage drippings until onions are softened. Return sausage to the pan. Stir in red bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, thyme, basil, and oregano; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine drained pasta with sausage mixture in a large bowl. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
19g Fat
54g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1154mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 43mg 214%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 783mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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