Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers

Festive Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers

This recipe for Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers has proven to be a winner in our home every Christmas season, and I trust it will be a winner in your home, too.

Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

I’m sharing this recipe for Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers as a recipe re-do. The original post was one I’d published in December of 2012, but it’s now time for some updated pictures. Below is the original photo from the post back in 2012. As you can see, it was in dire need of an update! The recipe stayed the same, but the photos (thankfully), haven’t.
Christmas Pasts 2012 with Red & Green Bell Peppers | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

The ingredient list for making Christmas Pasta is as follows: 1 pound of Italian sausage, 24 ounces dried spaghetti, 3 red bell peppers, 3 green bell peppers, 1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, salt, pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, and ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese. That’s it. This is a budget meal that doesn’t taste like a budget meal. Plus it will serve a lot of people so it’s perfect to serve during the holidays!!

Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers – 2017

Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

In 2012, this is what I wrote (but, slightly adapted) about this delicious recipe for Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers.

“The other night I awoke and had an overwhelming taste for a sausage and pepper sandwich. Odd  I know, but what can I say? It happens.” 🙂

“Since I was going to the grocery store the next day anyway, I purchased some really great looking red and green bell peppers (hence the name Christmas Pasta) and, following inspiration, decided to turn my sausage and pepper sandwich into a pasta dish that can/would feed a crowd.”  “Not that we had a crowd coming over, but this would serve as a meal for more than one night during the busy holiday season, because, as we all know, pasta dishes are always the best the next day.”

 “This is the recipe I came up with and it was a complete hit. Of course, you can modify the ingredient amounts depending on the number of people you’re serving, but I suggest you make a big batch because you’re going to love it!” – 2012
 Some things never change!! – 2017
Festive Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
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Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers
Festive Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This recipe for Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers has proven to be a winner in our home every Christmas season, and I trust it will be a winner in your home, too.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pasta
Author: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • teaspoon dried basil
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 red bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 3 green bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • pounds spaghetti cooked and drained according to package directions
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium/high heat, brown the Italian sausage in the oil.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, basil, and oregano and continue to cook an additional 1 - 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped onions, peppers, and garlic. Stir to combine.
  4. Lower the heat to medium, and cover.
  5. Cook, covered, for 4-5 minutes or until the peppers are softened.
  6. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  7. Add the cooked and drained spaghetti to the casserole dish and top evenly with the Italian sausage and pepper mixture.
  8. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over top.
  9. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.
  11. *Note - Cover well and refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.
  12. Delicious as leftovers!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

large skillet with cover (or aluminum foil)
cooking spray
chef's knife
cutting board
large pasta pan
strainer
wooden spoon or spatula
tongs (optional)

 For additional pasta recipes I’ve shared over the years (many of these will also be getting recipe updates), please check out the following titles for:
Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
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3 Comments

  1. What a great idea with great colors for the season. Thanks for the post.

    Mike

  2. Perfect Holiday fare, love the colors. Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. That sweet Italian sausage sounds great and I love that you made a festive Christmas pasta!

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