Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers

Festive Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers

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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.

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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.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Christmas Pasta is available near the end of this post. 

 

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.

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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. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list;

  • Bulk Italian sausage
  • dried spaghetti
  • red bell peppers
  • green bell peppers
  • onion
  • garlic
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • 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!!

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. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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!! 
 
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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Peppers. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!
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Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Festive Christmas Pasta with Red and 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, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine
Keyword: Christmas pasta, Christmas spaghetti
Servings: 10
Calories: 478 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
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)

Nutrition Facts
Festive Christmas Pasta with Red and Green Bell Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 884mg 37%
Potassium 432mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 25.9%
Vitamin C 92.4%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for Christmas Pasta with Red and Green Peppers as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you. This is one of my families favorite pasta recipes and one I serve with pride each and every time.

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. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
 
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7 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!

  4. I love how the red and green peppers dress up this pasta for Christmas!

  5. Aimee Shugarman

    What a great idea! So festive.

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