Pasta is always a huge hit in my house, and I love making it because it’s filling, easy on the wallet, and so versatile. It’s such a great comfort meal to make at home and share with your family. We have pasta a couple nights a week, and it never gets boring because it can easily be changed up by adding different meats, veggies and cheeses, and of course, by choosing a different shape of pasta! This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post.
Finding the right pasta sauce for your pasta dish is of the utmost importance. A bland or watery pasta sauce will totally ruin your meal, which is why I love to use Ragu’s Homestyle pasta sauce. My pasta dishes come out great every time I use this sauce. It’s thick and hearty, and so flavorful! I love how it just hugs every noodle and packs a punch of flavor in every bite. There are several different varieties available, too, so you are sure to find just the right one to compliment your own pasta recipe. One more thing I love about this pasta sauce, is that it doesn’t have any artificial flavors, artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup!
For this Rotini with Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions recipe, I opted to use the traditional variety, but I think any of them would work just fine.
This is one of my family’s favorite dishes, and I’m excited to share the recipe with you! I just love rotini, and so do my kids. They think those spiral shaped noodles are so much fun, and I think it makes for a very pretty pasta dish.
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- 1 jar Ragu Homestyle Sauce
- 8 oz. dry rotini
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound ground Sweet Italian Sausage
- 1 green bell pepper (diced)
- 1 red bell pepper (diced
- 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
- OPTIONAL: shredded Parmesan cheese
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Cook rotini according to instructions on box.
Meanwhile, brown Sweet Italian Sausage in a skillet with extra virgin olive oil, transfer to a bowl, set aside.
Keeping the pan over medium heat, add the peppers and onions, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the sausage back into the pan, along with the sauce, lower the temperature and allow the sauce to warm through.
Serve sauce mix over rotini and top with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.
If you’re looking for more great recipe ideas using Ragu’s Homestyle pasta sauces, visit Ragu’s website. They have TONS of great ideas for you to choose from, like Spicy Veggie Quesadillas, Rustic Italian Bowls, Pizza Pinwheels and more!