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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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