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Ninja Speedi Penne Pasta with Sausage – Easy Italian Recipe

Love sausage pasta? This Ninja Speedi Penne Pasta with Sausage recipe is quick & easy and comes out so delicious in under 30 minutes from prep to end!

Italian sausage and penne pasta is perfect for pasta nights with tomato sauce, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers and Parmesan cheese.

Make a big batch and you can meal prep for lunch and dinner for days!

Get a taste of Italy with this Ninja Speedi pasta recipe!

Ninja Speedi Sausage Penne Pasta - Easy Italian Recipe on Travelling Foodie

Why Make Sausage Penne Pasta With Ninja Speedi

With the Ninja Speedi Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer, you can make a good sausage and pasta meal in one shot.

I remember when I made the creamy salmon pasta, I had to use a pot and a pan, which means twice the effort and clean up!

Ninja Speedi is such a unique air fryer type because its Speedi Meals feature allows you to make “steamed then air fried” meals in one shot with its dual layer rapid cooker functionality.

Here, you’ll have the penne pasta and vegetables on the pot and the Italian sausage on the crisper tray.

Spicy Tomato Sauce Pasta on Ninja Speedi Pot

The Italian sausage gets air fried to keep the juices inside while it sears the outside.

And the penne pasta packs extra flavours because, as the pork steams in the beginning, the pork fat and some juices would fall from the crisper tray to the inner pot where the pasta lies, infusing the them with the juices.

You’re going to love this Ninja Speedi Penne Pasta with Sausage. Perfect for Italian themed dinners!

If you’re looking for more recipes? Check out this list of best Ninja Speedi recipes!

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How To Make Penne Pasta with Sausage in the Ninja Speedi

Here’s how to make the quick and easy Ninja Speedi Sausage Penne Pasta.

Dice onions and sweet bell peppers. Slice the mushrooms.

Put penne, vegetables, crushed tomatoes, water and Italian seasoning on the Ninja Speedi pot.

Penne, Diced Onions, Sliced White Mushrooms, Diced Bell Peppers on Ninja Speedi Pot

Combine everything, but make sure the penne pasta is submerged in liquid.

Cooked Penne Pasta with Spicy Arrabbiata Tomato Sauce

Pull out the legs of the Ninja Speedi Crisper Tray. Place the Crisper Tray on the elevated position in the pot.

Using your damp hands, make equal sized balls out of the minced Italian sausage and spread them out on the crisper tray.

Minced Italian Sausage on Crisper Tray

Close the Ninja Speedi lid and turn the unit on. Flip the switch to Rapid Cooker and select Speedi Meals.

Set the temperature to 375F (190C) and time to 10 minutes.

Press Start. Note: It takes around 5-10 minutes to build steam before crisping.

When cooking is complete, use silicone-tipped tongs, anti-scalding gripper or silicone mini gloves to grab the center handle and remove the crisper tray from the Ninja Speedi.

Drop Italian sausage balls on top of penne pasta. Add Parmesan cheese on top.

Break the Italian sausage as you fluff and mix with penne pasta and Parmesan cheese until the sauce thickens.

Close the Ninja Speedi lid and turn the unit on. Flip the switch to Air Fry and select Air Fry.

Set the temperature to 375F (190C) and time to 1 minute.

Scoop the sausage penne pasta into plate. Optionally, you can garnish with more Parmesan cheese or chili flakes.

Enjoy this Ninja Speedi Italian sausage and penne pasta!

Spicy Sausage Pasta on Plate

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Ninja Speedi Pasta Recipe on the Ninja Combi?

With the Ninja Combi All-in-One Multicooker, Oven and Air Fryer, you might be wondering if this Ninja Speedi Pasta will work for the Ninja Combi as well.

I don’t have a Ninja Combi, but, on researching the functionalities and customer feedbacks who have both, here are my findings:

  • Ninja Combi seems to be just an updated version of the Ninja Speedi.
  • The Combi basically has the same features as Ninja Speedi.
  • It’s just that Ninja Combi is bigger and in a oven-style, loading from the front instead of the top.
  • Instead of Speedi Meals, you use Combi Meals function.
  • The Speedi has inner pot and crisper tray and the Ninja Combi has a bottom pan and bake tray for the two-level cooking.
  • Whereas the Speedi is good cooking meals for 1-2 people, the Combi is good for families and parties.
  • Customers who have used both Speedi and Combi say the recipes are interchangeable because of the same setup and features.

So it seems like Ninja Speedi Recipes can be Ninja Combi Recipes.

If you’ve tried a recipe in both Speedi and Combi, let me know your experience.

Ninja Speedi Sausage Penne Pasta Recipe

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Ninja Speedi Sausage Pasta

Ninja Speedi Penne Pasta with Sausage

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Ninja Speedi Sausage Penne Pasta with onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. This easy one pot sausage pasta recipe makes for a perfect Italian meal!



  1. Add penne pasta, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, peppers, red wine vinegar and Italian seasoning on the Ninja Speedi Pot
  2. Add water to the pot and combine everything, making sure the pasta is submerged in liquid.
  3. Place crisper tray on elevated position
  4. Make 10-12 balls from the Italian sausage and put them on the crisper tray
  5. Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to RAPID COOKER.
  6. Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 350°F (175°C or 180°C), and set time for 10 minutes.
  7. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approximately 10 minutes before crisping)
  8. When done, remove crisper tray and put Italian sausage on top of the penne pasta
  9. Add Parmesan cheese on top.
  10. Mix and combine everything well while breaking the Italian sausage to mix with the penne pasta.
  11. Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to AIR FRY
  12. Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 375°F (190°C), and set time for 1 minute.
  13. When done, scoop the pasta into plates. Optionally, garnish with Parmesan cheese.
  14. Enjoy your Italian sausage and penne pasta!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 708Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1385mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 36g

Please note that nutrition information you see is provided and automatically calculated by Nutritionix. This may vary depending on the specific ingredients that you use. To ensure the most accurate information, I suggest entering your specific ingredients into a nutrition calculator.

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Sausage and Penne Pasta on Plate

Hope this Ninja Speedi Sausage Penne Pasta recipe gives you an idea on what to have for lunch and dinner, or for meal prepping food for the week!

Now you know what to food to serve for Italian themed nights! Also, let me know what Ninja Speedi pasta recipes you’d like me to make.

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