Tomato Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers, a delicious comfort food recipe done in 30 minutes – perfect for school nights!
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.
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.
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!
There 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! 🙂
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!
- Serves: 6-8
- Serving size: 1 - 1½ cups
- Calories: 362
- Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 31 g
- Sugar: 6 g
- Sodium: 172 mg
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Cholesterol: 15 mg
- 1 lb. Pappardelle Pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 italian sausages
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves
- 10-12 mini sweet bell peppers, sliced
- 28 oz. Muir Glen crushed fire roasted tomatoes
- salt & pepper to season
- sliced basil for garnish
- Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
- 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.
- Into the same pan, immediately add in red onions. Stir and saute for 4-5 minutes until slightly caramelized.
- Add in garlic and mini bell peppers, saute for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add in crushed tomatoes, stir and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- 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.
- Drain pasta and place in large bowl.
- Slice italian sausage and place in pepper tomato sauce, toss and then place over pappardelle pasta.
- Gently toss the sauce and pasta together so everything is coated.
- Garnish with fresh basil or shaved parmesan cheese.
IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE, BE SURE TO SNAP A PIC AND HASHTAG IT #JOYFULHEALTHYEATS. I LOVE SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE!