Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers is a delicious comfort food recipe that’s done in 30 minutes. It’s perfect for school nights!Photo of Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage & Peppers

Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers

There are definitely times when being a blogger is hard stuff.

Like, for instance, right now. As I write this post I am fighting the urge to close my eyes. All I want to do right now is curl up in a ball and take a Sunday afternoon nap! But this weekend was pretty busy for us so I didn’t get a chance to write my post, which means I need write it now!

No nap for me.

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Or there are also some days when I really just want to cook a meal and not have to worry about setting up the shot, making sure the lighting is right, and then take the photos. Sometimes I just want to eat hot food coming out of the oven because its hot and not slightly warm or cold from sitting on the table for fifteen minutes after being “beautified” for a photo!

There are days when I just want to be a normal mom. To be able to just sit and read a book during naptime or workout instead of having to edit photos.

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Even though it can stressful at time and exhausting it is also so rewarding! I am doing something that I absolutely love. I love cooking, I love sharing my recipes with you, I love learning new things, and I love sharing my heart with you. It has been a blast finding a side of me that I didn’t know I had – the side that loves to take pictures! Who knew! I didn’t consider myself a creative or “artsy” person, but I do have a little of that in me.

Now, if I could just use that “artsy” side of me to finish decorating my house that would be great! Anyone out there an interior decorator!? I need assistance!

Image of Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and PeppersThere are some nights when Mike is home before I have to shoot photos of our dinner, but other nights that he is running a little late and I need to shoot with Cason in the mix. Those can be stressful and fun.

Stressful because as soon as this kid sees food, he runs over grabs his plate and spoon and is ready to chow down. It takes everything he has to sit in the chair and look at the food while mommy photographs it. But there are other times, and this is my favorite, when gets into it, grabs his camera and starts to “line up the shot” like mommy does. He has mastered the overhead shot! 🙂

Image of Cason Photographing Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage I love this crazy life and am so thankful that I have a way to express myself and share my heart!

So, on to the recipe for today. This recipe is kinda a blast from the past, and my that I mean my childhood. We use to eat italian sausage with peppers, onions, and marinara sauce all the time. For today’s recipe I just decided to turn that family classic into a pasta! Because lets be honest, everything is better in pasta form!

This Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers is dreamy! The pasta itself is delicious then mixed with the caramelized onions, sauteed peppers, sweet fire roasted tomatoes, and Italian sausage and you have yourself the ultimate comfort food!

The pasta recipe will have you coming back for seconds or thirds its that good. Bon Appetite!

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Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers is a delicious comfort food recipe that’s done in 30 minutes. It’s perfect for school nights!



  • 1 lb. Pappardelle Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 italian sausages
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1012 mini sweet bell peppers, sliced
  • 28 oz. Muir Glen crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to season
  • sliced basil for garnish


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Add in olive oil and italian sausage, cook for 3-4 minutes on all four sides of the italian sausage. You will want it to be browned on all sides. Remove from the pan and let cool.
  3. Into the same pan, immediately add in red onions. Stir and saute for 4-5 minutes until slightly caramelized.
  4. Add in garlic and mini bell peppers, saute for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add in crushed tomatoes, stir and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  6. In the meantime bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in pappardelle pasta and cook until al dente, about 11-13 minutes.
  7. Drain pasta and place in large bowl.
  8. Slice italian sausage and place in pepper tomato sauce, toss and then place over pappardelle pasta.
  9. Gently toss the sauce and pasta together so everything is coated.
  10. Garnish with fresh basil or shaved parmesan cheese.
  11. Serve!


  • Serving Size: 1 - 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 362
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 172 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg

Keywords: pappardelle pasta recipe, pappardelle recipe, sausage pasta, sausage pasta recipe, pepper pasta, easy pasta recipe, easy dinner recipe for family, weeknight dinner recipe


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25 Responses
  1. Molly Bollier

    I loved this recipe! It reminded me of something my Mom used to make when I was a kid. It was really easy to prepare and was a hit with the adults and kids! Thanks!

  2. Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

    Wow…talk about comfort food!! And such a cute pic of your son. I wish I had started food blogging young, he has a great head start!!! 🙂

    1. Krista

      Right! Delicious! And I know! Now I see so many young bloggers and I’m like… why didn’t I start back then! Cason definitely has a head start! haha

  3. Joanie @ Zagleft

    I love that picture of Cason! Absolutely adorable!! I can completely relate about being a blogger, although I absolutely LOVE what I do, it’s nice to turn it off sometimes and just read a non-business related book or eat a meal straight from the stove. This dinner sounds like the perfect meal for a busy evening and your photos are gorgeous!

  4. Michelle | A Latte Food

    When I first started blogging, I had no idea the how much hard work was involved! And that picture of your son is the cutest. The next food blogger in the making 🙂

    1. Krista

      I KNOW!!! But it is definitely a labor of love, that is for sure! 🙂

      haha.. thanks girl. Thats right, food blogger or next bobby flay!!! hehe

  5. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    My favorite sort of dish — especially on a Sunday! I grew up eating pasta each and every Sunday (bit Italian family), and this reminds me of family! Love, love, love the photo of your little boy taking a food pix! Love it!

    1. Krista

      So fun! I love that you had a staple every sunday! We had ham and cheese sandwiches every sunday after church and then veggied out watching football all day. 🙂

      Pasta sounds like a better way to go though, I like your thinking! Glad you liked the photo of my little guy, every time I see it it makes me smile!

  6. Justine | Cooking and Beer

    OMG WHAT A CUTIE PIE! This post totally made my day. 🙂 … and I think pappardelle reins supreme. Love this recipe, cute face! Pinned!

  7. Beth

    Awww look at Cason want to be just like you!! That’s so endearing! But I hear ya friend.. after I spend all day baking for the blog, there is no way I am going to make brownies from scratch just for myself!

  8. Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

    I LOVE that shot of your son taking his pics! My girls do the same thing, it’s so, so cute! I totally hear you on those blogging blues too. I wish I could just relax on the couch at night without a laptop on my lap catching up on writing posts or editing photos. Maybe when my kids are in school 😁

    1. Krista

      haha… its my favorite part of taking photos and a great way to let your kids get involved with what you’re doing! 🙂

      I’m holding out till school starts too! (deep sigh)

  9. Tonia from TheGunnySack

    That is the most adorable thing ever! Yes, it’s real work, isn’t it? And it’s hard to explain to someone who isn’t a blogger.

  10. Rachel Cooks

    Love the picture of Cason – it looks very familiar! And I agree 100% with your thoughts about blogging. There have been many times where I have daydreamed about how nice it would be to “just” (that’s a joke in and of itself, right?) be a SAHM. But it’s so amazing that we get to have the best of both worlds – even if it means sleep deprivation.

    1. Krista

      haha.. thanks girl I bet your kiddos are doing the same thing at home! 🙂

      Sleep deprivation + being a mom + food blogger = priceless!

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