One Pot Spicy Penne Arrabiata
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One Pot Spicy Turkey Sausage Arrabiata

This Spicy Penne Arrabiata is a healthier pasta recipe featuring a spicy tomato sauce with bell peppers. This Italian pasta dish comes together in 30 minutes and in one pot for easy clean up!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 361kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 turkey sausage links
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 (796mL) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (680mL) jar tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 lb dried penne pasta
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • chopped fresh basil, for garnish
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese, for garnish


  • In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp olive oil on med-high heat. Add turkey sausage, searing for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Using tongs, remove sausage and when cool, slice into bite-sized pieces. Meanwhile, add onion and garlic to pot and sauté for about a minute.
  • Add sausage pieces back into pan, add salt, pepper and red chili flakes and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil.
  • Add penne, then cover with lid and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 8-10 minutes until pasta is fork tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in red pepper, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with grated parmesan and fresh basil overtop!



Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 763mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 61.1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3.4mg