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Marinara Brats and Peppers

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a filling dinner recipe? Then check out this smoked bratwurst and rigatoni dish that’s made easily on a stove top in just 30 minutes!

6
oz. (2 cups) uncooked rigatoni (pasta tubes with ridges)
1
medium onion, coarsely chopped
1
green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
lb. cooked smoked bratwurst, halved lengthwise, cut into 1-inch slices
1
(15-oz.) container refrigerated marinara sauce
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

Steps

  • 1 Cook rigatoni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Add bratwurst and marinara sauce; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Stir in cooked rigatoni. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 1 Cook rigatoni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 3 Add bratwurst and marinara sauce; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 4 Stir in cooked rigatoni. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

Meatless spaghetti sauce can be used in place of the marinara sauce.

Mostaccioli or bow tie pasta can be used in place of the rigatoni.

Cook the rigatoni for this recipe in advance. Drain well, then toss it with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Refrigerate it in a resealable food storage plastic bag for up to as day.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
640
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
14g
70%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Protein
30g
30%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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