Creamy and Spicy Pasta Shells and Sausage - savory smoked sausage sautéed with bell peppers until nicely browned, then smothered in a creamy Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese sauce with pasta shells, spiced up by red pepper flakes!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
1green bell pepper, chopped
1red bell pepper, chopped
7ozsmoked sausage, sliced
⅛teaspoonred pepper flakes
1cuphalf and half
½cupParmesan cheese, shredded
½cupMozzarella cheese, shredded
Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chopped bell peppers, sliced smoked sausage, and red pepper flakes and cook for several minutes, occasionally stirring, until the peppers soften, and the sausage starts to brown.
Add half and half to the skillet and bring to boil. Add shredded Parmesan and shredded Mozzarella cheeses to the skillet, and keep stirring until the cheese starts to melt. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue stirring until all the cheese melts.
In the mean time, cook pasta according to the package instructions, drain.
Add cooked pasta to the skillet, stir everything in. Taste, add more salt and extra crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.