Penne with Italian Sausage and Peppers

Add something tangy to your family’s Italian dinner! Serve sausage and pepper cooked in tomato over your pasta - a dish that’s ready in 40 minutes.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
(16-oz.) pkg. uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
6
hot or spicy Italian sausage links (about 1 1/2 lb.)
1
red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2
cups diced Italian plum tomatoes
1
(15-oz.) can Italian-style tomato sauce
1
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Asiago cheese

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  • 1 Cook penne in large saucepan to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan. Add basil; toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage links, bell peppers and onion; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until sausage links are browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add tomatoes and tomato sauce; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 13 to 15 minutes or until sausage links are thoroughly cooked and sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Serve sauce over penne. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 1 Cook penne in large saucepan to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan. Add basil; toss to coat. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage links, bell peppers and onion; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until sausage links are browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add tomatoes and tomato sauce; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 13 to 15 minutes or until sausage links are thoroughly cooked and sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Serve sauce over penne. Sprinkle with cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Sausage with peppers and pasta is a popular Italian-American restaurant favorite. This version is easy to make; spicy Italian sausage and seasoned Italian tomato sauce add lots of flavor.

Like Parmesan, Asiago cheese is a firm, aged grating or shredding cheese. Look for containers of shredded Asiago in the grocery store deli or cheese department.

Mild Italian sausage can be used in this recipe.

Parmesan cheese can be used in place of Asiago.

Romaine lettuce tossed with creamy Italian dressing is nice with this penne dish. Spumoni ice cream is a refreshing dessert.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
660
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1670mg
1670%;
Total Carbohydrate
72g
72%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
42%;
Vitamin C
64%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.