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.

Sausage and Peppers Pasta | #pasta #sausage #weeknightdinner #familyfavorite

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.

How to Make Sausage and Peppers Pasta | #pasta #sausage #weeknightdinner #dinner

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.

Easy Sausage and Peppers Pasta | #pasta #sausage #weeknightdinner #dinner

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

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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  • 1 lb. DeLallo Organic Whole Wheat Fusilli
  • 14-16 oz. spicy kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 jar (6.7 oz) DeLallo Sun Dried Peppers, roughly chopped (reserve oils)
  • 2 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tb. capers, drained
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper if needed


  1. Boil a large pot of salted water and cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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42 comments on “Sausage and Sweet Sun Dried Pepper Pasta

  1. Benitaposted September 10, 2014 at 11:42 am Reply

    will definitely try!!!

  2. Shainaposted September 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm Reply

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

  3. Sarahposted September 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm Reply

    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!

    Rating: 5
  4. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted September 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm Reply

    I just LOVE that sizzling sausage shot!

  5. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted September 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm Reply

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

  6. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted September 13, 2013 at 8:40 am Reply

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

  7. Cookin Canuckposted September 13, 2013 at 6:45 am Reply

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

  8. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted September 13, 2013 at 8:44 am Reply

    This is my dream dinner. LOVE IT!

    Rating: 5
  9. Aggieposted September 13, 2013 at 3:51 am Reply

    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!!

  10. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted September 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm Reply

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

  11. nusrat2010posted September 12, 2013 at 8:06 am Reply

    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.

  12. Tracy | Peanutbutter and Onionposted September 12, 2013 at 6:31 am Reply

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

  13. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted September 12, 2013 at 5:26 am Reply

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

  14. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted September 11, 2013 at 8:07 pm Reply

    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!!

  15. Gabyposted September 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm Reply

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

  16. naomiposted September 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm Reply

    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!

  17. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted September 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm Reply

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

  18. Bonnie K.posted September 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm Reply

    The sizzling sausage picture was cool. :)

  19. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted September 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm Reply

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

  20. marlaposted September 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm Reply

    LOVE this pasta dish Sommer!

  21. Meghan T.posted September 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm Reply

    Stop and smell the sausage! Hahahsklfjas;kdfjsad!

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


  22. Candiceposted September 11, 2013 at 11:59 am Reply

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

  23. Paula - bell'alimentoposted September 11, 2013 at 11:21 am Reply

    You can’t go wrong with sausage and peppers.

  24. ashley - Baker by Natureposted September 11, 2013 at 8:47 am Reply

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

  25. DeLallo Foodsposted September 11, 2013 at 10:26 am Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  26. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted September 11, 2013 at 8:16 am Reply

    Sundried Peppers? Gotta check that out!

  27. TidyMomposted September 11, 2013 at 8:05 am Reply

    ooh, my family would love this!

  28. Heather Christoposted September 11, 2013 at 8:03 am Reply

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

  29. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted September 11, 2013 at 7:32 am Reply

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

  30. Julie @ Table for Twoposted September 11, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

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

  31. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted September 11, 2013 at 7:19 am Reply

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

  32. Virginia Payneposted September 11, 2013 at 7:17 am Reply

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

  33. Connie Wilkersonposted September 11, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

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

  34. Ali @ Inspiralizedposted September 11, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

    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!

  35. Carolynposted September 11, 2013 at 7:07 am Reply

    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!

  36. Jenny Flakeposted September 11, 2013 at 6:52 am Reply

    Loving this pasta dish! Great dinner idea!

  37. Mariaposted September 11, 2013 at 6:35 am Reply

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

  38. Marian (Sweetopia)posted September 11, 2013 at 6:25 am Reply

    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!

  39. Aimeeposted September 11, 2013 at 6:18 am Reply

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

  40. Tieghanposted September 11, 2013 at 6:17 am Reply

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

  41. Jamilaposted September 11, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

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

  42. Julie @ RunninginaSkirtposted September 11, 2013 at 4:48 am Reply

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