Red Lentil Rotini Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Peppers

Savory chicken sausage is cut on a bias and seared with onion, garlic, a medley of bell peppers, and red lentil rotini pasta.

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Ingredients 4 Servings


  • 1 box Barilla® Red Lentil Rotini pasta
  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces chicken sausage, mild, sliced on bias
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 14-oz can diced tomato
  • 1 pound fresh Italian parsley, sliced julienne
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

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  • Bring a large pot of water to boil; cook pasta according to package directions.

  • Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and chicken sausage.

  • Cook/brown sausage slices, approximately 5-7 min. Remove from the pan and set aside. 

  • Add remaining olive oil, onion, and garlic, cooking for two minutes. 

  • Stir in peppers, sauté two minutes then add tomatoes.

  • Bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper simmering for ten minutes.

  • Return sliced sausage to the sauce. 

  • Drain pasta and toss with sauce. 

  • Stir in parsley and cheese before serving.

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