Italian Sausage and Pepper Stew

Close your eyes and imagine a visit to New York's vibrant Little Italy, home to dishes like this easy pasta, topped with sautéed peppers and sausage.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
package (19.5 oz) Italian turkey sausage (sweet or hot), casings removed, links cut into 2-inch pieces
1
large red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
large yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
8
oz uncooked penne rigate pasta (2 1/2 cups)
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 1 In 6-quart Dutch oven, cook and stir sausage and bell peppers over medium-high heat about 8 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in tomatoes and basil; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve sausage and peppers over cooked pasta; top with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    550
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    125mg
    125%;
    Sodium
    1070mg
    1070%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    58g
    58%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    43g
    43%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    35%;
    Vitamin C
    120%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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