Spicy Pepper Pasta

This recipe was inspired by a segment of The Chew that I saw last year sometime. You can find the recipe here.

This recipe is simple and flavorful. Actually, it feels like it is less a recipe than just a bunch of things thrown into a pot. On nights that we are feeling lazy everything just goes into the pot on top of the freshly cooked, drained noodles and stirred together!

Spicy Pepper Pasta

by Jessie Scott

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes



  • 1 lb hot italian sausage links
  • 1 lb linguini
  • 1 tablespoon chili flake
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup hot banana peppers (from a jar)
  • 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup parmesan (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 bread crumbs
  • Red pepper flakes, as desired


Boil noodles in salted water.

In a hot skillet, brown italian sausage links and put to the slide. Once cool, slice sausages.

In cool skillet on low heat add olive oil and garlic. Let this cook for approximately 3 minutes until garlic is tender and aromatic.

Add pasta water and increase to medium heat. Bring to simmer.

Add drained pasta to oil mixture and coat noodles.

Remove from heat and add butter, red pepper flakes, parmesan, and bread crumbs.


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