Bow Ties with Sausage and Bell Peppers


            Pasta is a frequented ingredient at our house.  Not only is it inexpensive, but it is often quick and tasty, too!  This meal is one of our favorites.  It only requires a few ingredients, but these ingredients produce a really flavorful meal.  “Bow Ties with Sausage and Bell Peppers” is also a relatively easy and quick meal to fix for dinner.  It is even a favorite of our two-year old daughter Riley!


8 oz Bow tie pasta

¾ lb Italian sausage links

2 Bell peppers

½ c Beef broth

¼ tsp Ground black pepper

1 T Dried parsley

½ c Grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.  Pour pasta into serving dish.
  2. Cut sausage into 1-inch pieces.  (Jason is super-sweet and removes the casings before cutting because I like it better that way.)
  3. Cook sausage and peppers in a large skillet over medium-high heat until sausage is fully cooked and peppers are no longer crunchy.
  4. Add broth and pepper to skillet.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  5. Add sausage mixture, parsley, and parmesan* to pasta in serving dish and stir to combine.

Serving Size:  4

*We prefer to add the parmesan to our individual servings, mostly because I’m a cheese-aholic, and Jason prefers to be a little healthier.  This method also prevents the cheese from getting goopy from the hot pasta (in case you have that problem).

This recipe is adapted from “Bow Ties with Sausage and Sweet Peppers” in the Big Book of 30-Minute Dinners by Better Homes and Gardens.


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2 Responses to “Bow Ties with Sausage and Bell Peppers”

  1. Emily Scherrer Says:

    Bell peppers are a favorite food of mine and I love cooking with them. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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