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Wagon Wheel Pasta Plate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

This wagon wheel pasta dish is meaty and delicious! It's the perfect recipe for a family dinner.


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup vegetable or beef broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 8 ounces uncooked wagon wheel pasta
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil, optional


  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, red pepper, mushrooms, onion and garlic over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Add broth; bring to a boil. Cook until liquid is reduced by half. Add the tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the cream. Slowly stir in the sausage mixture; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Drain pasta; toss with creamy sausage mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 348 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 532mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein.

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