Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers Recipe
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Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers Recipe

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Smoked turkey sausage is a wonderful change of pace from traditional Italian sausage and ground beef sausage. And with fresh peppers and onion, this dish is not only quick, but economical.—Ginger Harrell, El Dorado, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 to 8 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 284 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, cook and stir sausage until lightly browned. Add peppers and onion; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, pepper sauce, paprika, salt and cayenne; cook until vegetables are tender.
  2. Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; add to sausage mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain spaghetti; toss with sausage mixture. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p11

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed May. 17, 2016

"This was ok, but I didn't feel there was enough flavor. Will add a few more spices if I make again"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"Not bad, but nothing too special. It begs to be customized for personal taste, so I'll probably make it again with some changes. The corn starch really thickened the sauce, so I may cut back a bit on that and add some mushrooms and oregano or Italian seasoning."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"Made this with onion powder instead of onions. I only had two bell peppers but it would have been better with three. I used a large dice instead of strips. I used one can of chipotle diced tomatoes and one regular. This was good and easy to make."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"used recipe as a general guide and used hot sausages, it was excellent."

Reviewed May. 20, 2009

"I made this for my family of 5 and everyone loved it! The peppers and tomatoes gave it a light and fresh taste. Quick and economical, just what I was looking for!"

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