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5 Ingredient One Pot Italian Sausage and Pasta Dish

This 5 ingredient one pot italian sausage and pasta dish is perfect for busy families who want to put healthy and easy dinners on the table in a flash.

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 574 kcal


  • 2 lb mild Italian pork sausage
  • 2 bell peppers (I used one green and one red)
  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 25 oz jar of marinara sauce ( I used Classico tomato basil)
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Remove the casings from the sausage and place into skillet.  Continue to cook sausage until browned, breaking it up into bite size pieces as you cook.

  2. While sausage is browning, chop you bell peppers into small pieces.  Add to the skillet after meat is browned and cook for about 3 minutes until peppers are softened.

  3. Add the pasta and marinara sauce to skillet.  Fill the marinara jar with water and add the jar full of water to the skillet as well.  Stir the ingredients in the mixture.

  4. Turn the heat up to medium high to bring the skillet to a low simmer boil.  Cover skillet and cook for about 15 minutes until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.  Stir pasta every few minutes to ensure it does not get stuck together.

  5. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of mixture and heat for 2 minutes on the stovetop, until cheese is mostly melted.  If you would like cheese to be browned, place under broiler for a few minutes for a crunchy cheesy top.

  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient One Pot Italian Sausage and Pasta Dish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 1276mg55%
Potassium 742mg21%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1495IU30%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.