Pappardelle Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers

What Is Pappardelle?

Pappardelle pasta is a type of Italian noodle that’s long, wide, and flat. It looks like a wider version of fettuccine and is usually egg-based. It can have ruffled edges too for a nice visual effect. The name comes from “pappare,” which means “to devour” in Italian. It makes a lot of sense, huh?

Cook the sausage

Heat a large pan and cook the sausage until browned. Remove it from the pan and set it aside.

Cook the onion

Add the sliced onion to the same pan. Sauté until slightly caramelized.

Add the bell peppers

Toss in the mini bell peppers and cook them until softened. 

Add the tomatoes.

Pour in the crushed tomatoes and mix well. Let the sauce simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Boil the pasta

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add in the pappardelle and cook until al dente. 

Finish the sauce

Drain the pasta. Slice the browned sausage and add it to the sauce.

Stir and Serve!

Gently toss the pasta and sauce until well combined. Garnish the pasta with fresh basil or parmesan cheese. Serve immediately and enjoy.