Quick and Easy Kielbasa Pepper Pasta

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a summer night with fresh bell peppers, kielbasa and whole grain pasta. It’s simple: saute the vegetables and kielbasa, cook the pasta, and mix it all together.

I like kielbasa, but if you don’t, feel free to use any cooked sausage or meat that you prefer. You can also add other veggies. I picked peppers and onions because they are a classic combination with sausage.

You’ll need:
2 green bell peppers
1 large onion
1 pound whole grain pasta
1 package kielbasa smoked sausage
1 can diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
Olive oil for cooking

First, boil water to cook the pasta.

While the water is coming to a boil, slice the peppers.
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And the onion too.
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Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
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Meanwhile, slice the kielbasa.
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Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan. Cook the peppers and onions over high heat. When they’ve softened a bit, add in the kielbasa. Saute until the veggies and kielbasa have nicely browned. Yum. If you want to make this dish extra fancy, you can add a few splashes of wine or a couple generous dabs of butter.
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Drain the pasta once it’s cooked. Add the diced tomatoes, undrained, to the pasta.
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Then add the cooked peppers, onions and kielbasa to the pasta. Mix everything together.
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And that’s it. Seriously. The only thing left to do is eat. So grab a fork and dig in!
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One Response to Quick and Easy Kielbasa Pepper Pasta

  1. I will make this. I usually make the Kielbasa with the onions, peppers, and sliced potatoes. I never thought of the pasta and tomatoes. Great idea.

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