2 people

Cooking time

50 minutes



How To Make Italian Sausage & Capsicum Pasta

Savour the simplicity of this delicious dish featuring golden-browned Italian sausages, vibrant veggies, and a zesty tomato sauce. This easy recipe brings Italian flavours to your table without the hassle, making it perfect for busy days. A satisfying meal awaits—top it with Parmesan and fresh basil for that authentic touch!

  • 1 tbsp The Good Oil Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil
  • 300 g italian sausages (pork)
  • 1 capsicum (choose different colours) sliced
  • 1 zucchini (less if large)
  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • ½ 400g can of chopped tomatoes

  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 200 g penne pasta
  • 6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ handful fresh basil roughly chopped
  • Heat a large, deep frying pan over medium heat. Add a splash of oil.
  • Add the sausages to the pan. Cook them until they’re browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Once well coloured (they don’t need to be cooked through0, remove them from the pan and set aside to cool slightly. Slice into bite-sized pieces.
  • While the sausages are cooling, in the same pan, add a little more oil and add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes and then add the capsicum, zucchini and garlic.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Return the sliced sausage to the pan. Add the canned chopped tomatoes, dried oregano, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • At the same time bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
  • Divide the pasta between shallow bowls. Top with the sausage and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan and basil leaves.

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