When I used to work, this little Italian lady gave me this recipe. She told me that she made it all the time for her whole family because she had some picky eaters and it made a big batch. When company is coming, I just double it. This is now one of my family's favorites!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage in batches until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer the cooked sausage to a plate while cooking the remaining sausage. Return all the sausage to the Dutch oven, and add the onion and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the red and green bell peppers. Cook until the peppers are tender, 7 to 10 more minutes.

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  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, red wine, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until all the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

  • While sauce is simmering, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. Serve the sauce over the linguine.

Nutrition Facts

597 calories; protein 21.2g; carbohydrates 70.5g; fat 23.7g; cholesterol 30.6mg; sodium 906.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2011
Very simple dish with great flavor. Loved the leftovers too. This will go into our rotation. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2017
I tried this recipe and it turned out great. For the red wine I used a dry red wine. Someone made a comment about it been bland so I added hot sausage as well that gave it a little more flavor. It had even more flavor the second day. Read More
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2011
Very simple dish with great flavor. Loved the leftovers too. This will go into our rotation. Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
Family loved this including my picky 6 year old. It's definately a keeper. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2012
I made this using chipotle cheese chicken sausage. I used a mix of colored peppers and white wine rather than red. Since my sausage was already fully cooked I browned it and removed it from the pan. Then I proceeded with the pepper ragout. After adding the marinara and wine I simmered the sauce for only about 10 minutes so the peppers wouldn t turn to mush. Then I added back the sausage and heated through. Very good and with the mix of bell peppers very colorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2011
the sauce in this recipe works great in a lasagna too. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2012
Great way to use sausage! I added some red pepper flakes to the sauce to add some kick. It is super easy and good for freezing. Giving it a four because it needed something special to add to bring it up to restaurant quality. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2012
This is wonderful!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2012
This dish is delicious! I was looking for something different to cook and came upon this. I will definitely cook it again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2014
I used ground sausage and it tasted delicious! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2012
I didn't have any diced tomatoes so I just used a can of tomato sauce which worked fine. I also substituted Italian style chicken sausage as I don't eat pork. I did find that I needed more olive oil as the chicken sausage is very low in fat. My husband raved about the meal; it was a huge success. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2017
I tried this recipe and it turned out great. For the red wine I used a dry red wine. Someone made a comment about it been bland so I added hot sausage as well that gave it a little more flavor. It had even more flavor the second day. Read More
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