One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet


One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet is an easy weeknight dinner pasta recipe made with chicken sausage that’s sure to impress your family and dinner guests!

One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet is an easy weeknight dinner pasta recipe made with chicken sausage that's sure to impress your family and dinner guests!

On the days that I really do not feel like cooking dinner…like REALLY don’t feel like it, I often ponder the reason why.  I don’t dislike cooking…because, what did cooking ever do to me? And I really hope I don’t dislike cooking as I have this here food blog.  Then it hit me – it’s the clean up process that I dread and strongly dislike!  Grown up chores make me sad sometimes.  I mean, really,….when will my kitchen learn to clean itself?  When I cook or bake, I basically use every utensil I have ever owned, every bowl, every plate,and fully trash the place until looking at it makes me want to cry. Who can relate? Just me?

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Even if you hate the cooking as well as the cleanup, this meal is so easy and anyone can make it!  A delicious meal doesn’t have to be complicated and that’s where this One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet comes into play.  This, my friends, is for those days that you don’t feel much like cooking or scrubbing pots and pans.  It is all made in one pan with very minimal prep work.  Quick, easy and tasty is where it’s at! I mean, how can you not love a recipe which only produces only ONE dirty pan? Of course, you have the pot where you boil the water but that doesn’t really count.

One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet is an easy weeknight dinner pasta recipe made lightened up with chicken sausage and sure to impress your entire family or company!

I used Zweigle’s Italian chicken sausage in this One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet.  Shout out to my favorite local brand! Their all natural, gluten-free chicken sausage is the best and the quality cannot be beat!  I actually very much prefer it to any other kind of sausage and swap it in for almost any and all recipes that use sausage. It really is the perfect alternative to pork or beef sausage and much more health-conscious! They sell 5 different varieties: Spinach and Feta, Italian, Chorizo, Buffalo Style, Lime Chipotle.  I find that I use the Italian more than all of the others because it’s so versatile and the flavor just fits in with so many meals that I make.  I tend to cook a lot with pasta, though, so you might find you prefer one of the other flavors.  Either way, you really can’t go wrong as far as the amazing taste.

If you have a couple extra minutes and/or need some recipe inspiration, check out all of these easy recipes (breakfast, side dishes appetizers, main course, etc.) I’ve created using chicken sausage:

Crock Pot Spinach, Sausage & White Bean Soup

Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Hawaiian Chicken Sausage Kabobs

Sausage and Potato Summer Vegetable Skillet

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet

One-Pot Creamy Green Orzo with Chicken Sausage

Buffalo Chicken Sausage Mac & Cheese

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole


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If you don’t live near a store that sells Zweigle’s, don’t sweat it.  Simply head on over to their website where you can easily buy their products online.  There you will also find a plethora of new recipe ideas to switch up your dinner routine a bit.

One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet is an easy weeknight dinner pasta recipe made with chicken sausage that's sure to impress your family and dinner guests!
  • 12 oz. fettuccine pasta (or any pasta)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 12 oz (4 links) Zweigle's chicken sausage (12-16 oz), any flavor, sliced thin
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water according to the package instructions and then drain.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Add the sausage slices, peppers & onion and on medium-high heat and cook until sausage is slightly browned on both sides and veggies are soft.
  4. Add minced garlic and cook briefly - just until fragrant, being careful not to burn (this is a quick process).
  5. Slowly add in the chicken stock and stir.
  6. Add in the heavy cream.
  7. Stir in the drained pasta and make sure all the pasta is coated with the sauce. Simmer on medium heat until the sauce is thickened.
  8. Add parsley and halved cherry tomatoes and stir to combine.
  9. Taste and add a bit of salt and pepper, as needed. Serve hot with a salad and Italian bread and enjoy!

Disclaimer:  Thank you, Zweigles, for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

Recipe source:  strongly adapted from

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11 Responses to “One Pan Sausage Pepper Fettuccine Skillet”

  1. El Jeffe de la Torta
    October 27, 2016 at 7:06 AM #

    Ms. Ashley,

    what are the chances that the chicken sausage is kosher? I mean, i realize most sausage isn’t kosher, since sausage is generally pork, but what about chicken sausage? is it kosher? or does it mean the chicken was mixed with pork? i really need to know. if it’s not, what are the chances that rabbi would bless it? do you think you could convince the meat packer to put kosher on the label, even if it’s not kosher?

  2. October 27, 2016 at 8:11 AM #

    YES – I am always looking for that magic button that cleans the kitchen/house instantaneously. While I also enjoy cooking, sometimes a one-pot meal is all I can muster the energy for. This dish looks perfect for those types of days!

  3. October 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM #

    Girlfriend, I am all over any hearty dinner that only requires one pan to clean up. I’m seriously loving the flavor profile of those pasta!

  4. October 27, 2016 at 3:56 PM #

    For me, it’s because I’m lazy and would rather eat pizza. 😉 But this looks easy enough to make even on those kinds of days!

  5. October 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM #

    One pan works for me…I love easy and yummy recipes like this

  6. October 27, 2016 at 7:22 PM #

    This is my kind of meal! Perfect for busy weeknights!

  7. October 27, 2016 at 11:50 PM #

    That looks delicious, I love sausage in pasta!

  8. October 28, 2016 at 9:59 AM #

    One pot recipes are always the best. So perfect for weeknight meals!

  9. October 28, 2016 at 1:23 PM #

    One-pot recipes are my savior on busy weeknights!

  10. October 28, 2016 at 3:48 PM #

    I dread clean-up, too…so any one pan meal that looks as tasty like this is added to the top of my must-try list!

  11. October 28, 2016 at 10:52 PM #

    One pan recipes are some of my favorites and I’ll need to add this recipe to the menu plan. It looks so good!

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