Each bite is a savory explosion of Italian sausage meat, perfectly cooked pasta, crunchy bell peppers, and all complemented by a rich and velvety tomato sauce that's both tangy and comforting. Perfect for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner, it's a dish that's sure to become everyone’s favorite.
Toss shrimp in olive oil and seasonings. Let marinate for 30 minutes. In a large skillet or cast-iron pan add a little cooking oil over medium-high heat.
Cook the seasoned shrimp for just a couple of minutes until it is no longer gray. This will happen very fast. Set aside.
In the same skillet, over medium heat, saute onion and bell peppers until softened but not completely. Stir in garlic and seasonings.
Brown the sausage meat. Add the dry pasta, crushed tomatoes, broth, and thyme stalks. Close the lid and simmer on medium for 13-15 minutes until the pasta is cooked through.
Return the cooked shrimp, add cream cheese, and mix until all combined. If needed, add more broth to ''thin'' the sauce.
Taste for seasoning and add salt if necessary. Serve with freshly grated parmesan, red pepper flakes (optional), or other fresh herbs (thyme or rosemary).