a bowl of homemade Olive Garden Grilled Sausage and Peppers Rustica
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Olive Garden Grilled Sausage and Peppers Rustica

The Olive Garden Grilled Sausage and Peppers Rustica was so good when it was removed to the menu it was brought back due to popular demand.  Now you can make it at home. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Olive Garden Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 939kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 pound Italian Sausage
  • 2 sliced bell peppers you can use red, green, yellow, or orange
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 26 ounces marina sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound penne pasta


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil, slice sausage into bite-size pieces and cook sausage until browned. Remove sausage from pan and set aside. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and add sliced peppers and onions and season with salt and cook until onions are transparent, and the peppers have cooked until they are tender. Add browned sausage to pan and stir thoroughly. If you want this to be spicy add red pepper flakes 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon depending on how spicy you want. Add sauce to pan and heat well. Add 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese and stir in melted cheese. Pour this over cooked pasta and mix well.



Calories: 939kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 2096mg | Potassium: 1237mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4.8mg
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