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Creamy Red Pepper Pasta easy one pot pasta dinner recipe | lecremedelacrumb.com

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta is so good, garlicky, savory, cheesy, and honestly just about everything and anything you'd ever want in a one pot pasta dish. Make this with a side salad and some garlic bread and leave the table the happiest you've been in weeks. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 647kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound short pasta noodles such as rigatoni or ziti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 16-ounce jar roasted red bell peppers drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • ½ white or yellow onion diced
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ⅓-1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper or to taste
  • cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil, parsley, or thyme for garnish


  • Cook pasta noodles according to package's instructions, drain, and toss with olive oil. Set aside.
  • Combine red bell peppers, chicken broth, and tomato sauce in a blender, blend until smooth, and set aside.
  • Add sausage to a large skillet, saute 2-3 minutes, breaking up with a spatula or wooden spoon as it cooks. Add onions and continue to saute 3-4 minutes longer until onions are tender and sausage is browned.
  • Stir in garlic for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in Italian seasoning and flour.
  • Gradually stir in red pepper sauce, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 5-8 minutes until reduced and thickened.
  • Stir in heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in pasta noodles, then parmesan cheese til melted. Garnish with fresh herbs and cracked black pepper and serve.


Spice it up: add 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes for a spicy kick!
Cheese it up: stir in 1/2-1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese til melted and bubbly. 


Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1665mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 2mg