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Sausage and Sweet Sun Dried Pepper Pasta

Love sausage and peppers? You are going to go nuts over this sausage and peppers pasta with spicy sausage, sweet sun dried peppers, and capers! This simple pasta dish is to die for.

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It’s the little things in life that make me happy. My daughter’s laugh, a crisp clear day, finding change in a coat pocket, and a simple rustic meal.

Happiness isn’t the outcome of what we do or do not own.

Happiness isn’t the exhilaration of awards or high risk challenges.

Happiness is a choice we make on a daily basis to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. To see the little beauties in life, instead of bulldozing over them in our efforts to get ahead.

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I am a notorious bulldozer. I’ve always been such a one-tracker, I get my mind on something and that’s all I can think about.

Yet my goal is to walk through life with my eyes wide open to the joy around me.

To resist racing through life for some false prize at the end, only to look back and see I’ve missed all the little daily blessings along the way.

Some days I do better than others.


Want to know something silly that always makes me beam with delight?

The sound and aroma of spicy sausage sizzling in a hot pan.


Ahhhh… I love that.

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And then there’s the combination of sausage and peppers.

Spicy sausage, crisp on the outside, with sweet tangy red peppers is never a bad thing.

Sausage and Peppers Pasta Steps

This easy Sausage and Peppers Pasta recipe is a source of joy in my family.

The classic combination of spicy sausage and sweet red peppers with hearty DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Pasta, sautéed onions and briny capers is so comforting and so quick to make, how could that not make you happy?

This fall let’s stop and smell the sausage together, so we don’t look back with regret.

Shall we?

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Sausage and Peppers Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
You are going to go nuts over this sausage and peppers pasta with spicy sausage, sweet sun dried peppers, and capers! This simple pasta dish is to die for.
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Fusilli
  • 14-16 ounces spicy kielbasa sausage cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 6.7 ounces DeLallo Sun Dried Peppers jar, roughly chopped (reserve oils)
  • 2 shallots peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper if needed


  • Boil a large pot of salted water and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a little oil to the skillet and saute the sausage until crispy on the outside, flip once. Then add the garlic and onions, and saute onother 2-3 minutes. Stir regularly.
  • Add the red pepper, pasta and capers. Toss and taste for salt and pepper. Add a little of the pepper jar oils if the pasta seems dry. Serve warm.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 607kcal, Carbohydrates: 73g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 683mg, Potassium: 777mg, Fiber: 16g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 8385IU, Vitamin C: 11.6mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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42 comments on “Sausage and Sweet Sun Dried Pepper Pasta”

  1. will definitely try!!!

  2. Love the GIFs, especially the sausage sizzling. I can almost hear it through the screen.

  3. This is absolutely delicious. I left out the capers just for personal taste, but it was so easy and wonderful I need to really keep myself from going to get more. Thank you so much!

  4. I just LOVE that sizzling sausage shot!

  5. This looks so delicious!! I love everything in this dish!

  6. “Stop and smell the sausage”…love it! Gladly. This looks awesome, Sommer.

  7. This looks like the perfect pasta dish to me…especially with the capers!

  8. I’m a HUGE sausage and peppers fan. Growing up in an Italian restaurant, it was hard not to be. This pasta looks amazing! And I am loving those pictures!!

  9. I don’t know what I am more mesmerized by– the moving picture or the gorgeous pasta dish! (Okay, equally both!) :)

  10. What a happy, lovely, adorable post! What glamorous pasta and oo-la-la pictures!
    I enjoyed every single moment that I spent on your blog today.
    Love. Peace. Sunshine. Cookies.
    Have a fun day.

  11. Just found your site and saw this recipe…. adding you and your awesome recipe to my bookmarks

  12. This post is FABULOUS! Love that GIF and your words are ones we should definitely live by.

  13. Best advice my dad ever gave me is that life is what you make it. Love this post and it the sausage and pepper pasta looks beyond amazing!!

  14. looks fantastic!! I’d like this for dinner tonight :)

  15. That’s the motto in my home too – Happiness is a choice. Don’t wait for it to be handed to you by others! LOVE this post and of course the food looks great!

  16. Yes, we will go nuts over this. Love sausage and pasta!

  17. The sizzling sausage picture was cool. :)

  18. I just used DeLallo’s Whole Wheat Fusilli this week! Completely smitten. And this sausage and red pepper pasta looks delish!

  19. LOVE this pasta dish Sommer!

  20. Stop and smell the sausage! Hahahsklfjas;kdfjsad!

    Great post. Great looking food. I’m ready to get my sausage on.


  21. This looks delicious, Sommer! I love the animated pictures. How did you do that?

  22. You can’t go wrong with sausage and peppers.

  23. Beautiful post, Sommer!!! And this pasta?! Amazing!!!

  24. Sommer, this recipe is delicious! Thanks for featuring our products!

  25. Sundried Peppers? Gotta check that out!

  26. ooh, my family would love this!

  27. Sommer this would be a huge hit in our house, and I love how easy it is!!

  28. This sounds great! I love easy dishes for week days like this!

  29. this sounds and looks amazing! i love the sizzling pan!

  30. Love quick and easy meals like this! What a nice pan!

  31. What a great idea with sun dried peppers! I’ll need to look for this ingredient.

  32. Yummy. I will make this with turkey sausage. Love this!

  33. mmmmm – LOVE sausage and peppers. Have you ever tried using zucchini pasta? These flavors would work so well with zucchini noodles! Love your blog.. .thanks for the post!

  34. We love sausage and peppers in this house and although I can’t eat the pasta, I could mix it up with some zucchini noodles. It would be AWESOME!

  35. Loving this pasta dish! Great dinner idea!

  36. DeLallo’s peppers are the best! Great pasta dish!

  37. 100% agreed! It’s a choice we make every day… That every situation has a silver lining, and it’s about being grateful for everything. Really and truly, I believe it’s as simple as that.
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for another great recipe!

  38. One you get in the habit, it’s easier to choose happiness. =) Have a great day, Sommer!

  39. This looks so good! I love colorful weeknight pasta with a little spicy kick and sun-dried tomatoes! YUM!

  40. Perfect idea for a quick weeknight meal! A sausage/peppers combination is always a good choice. :)

  41. Cool moving pictures! I love that- it makes the post come alive.
    Looks yummy!