italian sausage pasta with vegetables

Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables - easy-to-make family friendly weeknight dinner recipe that everyone at home will love! Italian sausage is seared to perfection with bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, fresh tomatoes in cajun spices, with a splash of red wine! Then, the sausage and vegetables are tossed with penne pasta and topped with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 694 kcal
Author Julia


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb Italian sausages , casings removed, sliced
  • 1 small onion , very finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves , finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 bell pepper , very finely chopped
  • 4 tomatoes , chopped, or 15 cherry tomatoes, each sliced in half
  • 8 ounces mushrooms , finely sliced
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 10 oz penne pasta (for gluten-free, use gluten-free brown rice penne)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded


  1. Remove casings from the sausage and slice the sausage into small pieces.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add sausage. Cook, occasionally stirring, until it's cooked through, drain the fat. Add another tablespoon of olive oil into the skillet with sausage, add chopped onion and garlic, half of the Cajun seasoning - cook, constantly stirring, on high heat until onion softens.
  3. Add chopped bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and the remaining half of Cajun seasoning to the skillet with sausage. Cook for about 2 minutes, constantly stirring, on medium-high heat to sear the vegetables nicely on stove-top.
  4. Add wine to the skillet, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and simmer, covered, occasionally stirring, for about 5-7 minutes. The liquid should reduce somewhat but not completely. Remove from heat. Salt to taste. Add more Cajun seasoning, if necessary.
  5. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Drain and immediately add to the skillet with the sauce. Mix everything well, cover, and heat the pasta on low heat for 1-2 minutes.
  6. To serve, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and black pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 694 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 838mg36%
Potassium 912mg26%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 2335IU47%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 172mg17%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.