It's amazing what one ingredient can do. Add Johnsonville Italian Sausages to any basic pasta dish to create something truly outstanding! The sausage does a great job complimenting the pasta, peppers, garlic and sauce. This great, no-hassle recipe is a must for pasta lovers!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
33 mins
total:
43 mins
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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  • Cook sausage links according to package instructions; drain. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside.

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  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat and saute garlic and red pepper until crisp-tender. Add prepared sausage, pasta, and marinara sauce; cook and stir until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

736 calories; protein 27.6g; carbohydrates 70g; fat 37.3g; cholesterol 68.7mg; sodium 1316.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2012
I make this all the time as a quick dinner. It's really bendable to what you have on hand any kind of pasta or sausage links. I sometimes cut the pasta back and throw in more vegetables (chunked zucchini mushrooms more red pepper). If I have extra time I'll throw together a batch of quick marinara. I like to make fresh rolls or garlic bread to go with. My family really enjoys this dish. NOTE: Some jarred pasta sauces can be a little bland keep that in mind and add in some spices to taste if needed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2012
This was pretty good. I used smoked sausage instead of the Italian sausage. I also did not add the chopped parsley. I cut up the sausage and fried it in a skillet and then I sauteed the red pepper and garlic in the same skillet that I had used for the sausage. Everyone (including my pickiest eaters) liked it! Read More
(5)
80 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2012
I make this all the time as a quick dinner. It's really bendable to what you have on hand any kind of pasta or sausage links. I sometimes cut the pasta back and throw in more vegetables (chunked zucchini mushrooms more red pepper). If I have extra time I'll throw together a batch of quick marinara. I like to make fresh rolls or garlic bread to go with. My family really enjoys this dish. NOTE: Some jarred pasta sauces can be a little bland keep that in mind and add in some spices to taste if needed. Read More
(83)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2012
This is one of our family's all-time favorites! SOOO easy to make, and sometimes we just use the pasta, pasta sauce and grilled sausage. If you have a good sauce, you don't need the rest! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2012
Very good! I cooked the sausage in a skillet on the stove instead of the grill but followed the recipe exactly otherwise. Read More
(29)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2012
Was great. The whole family enjoyed it. I couldn't find the Italian links by Johnsonville anywhere. I ended up using Kielbasa Sausage and adding Italian Seasoning to the sauce and used a jar of Italian Pasta Sauce. Definitely a repeat recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2012
I used smoked sausage instead of the Italian sausage. I also did not add the chopped parsley. I cut up the sausage and fried it in a skillet and then I sauteed onions and garlic in the same skillet that I had used for the sausage. Added spanish and zucchini to the dish. Everyone (including my pickiest eaters) liked it! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2013
I've been making this basic recipe for almost 25 years now. My husband really loves it. I don't use the parsley as I don't think it adds very much. We like it spicy so I use hot Italian Sausage. Really gives it a good bite. I also change up the sauce all the time. But the Tomato Basil is the best as it compliments the spicy Italian Sausage the best. For color I use both red and green peppers as well. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2012
This was so yummy and very easy to make. A dinner you can make after a long days work. There is also plenty left over for leftovers. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2012
Added red pepper flakes for some spice and my husband and step son LOVED this! Will make again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2013
Very easy and very good! It takes no time at all to put this together for a quick weeknight meal. So even if you're short on time you can have a nice Italian dinner without a lot of fuss and the leftovers freeze well. All I had to add was a nice garden salad and garlic breadsticks! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
03/13/2012
This was pretty good. I used smoked sausage instead of the Italian sausage. I also did not add the chopped parsley. I cut up the sausage and fried it in a skillet and then I sauteed the red pepper and garlic in the same skillet that I had used for the sausage. Everyone (including my pickiest eaters) liked it! Read More
(5)
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