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Penne with Italian Sausage and Peppers

penne with italian sausage and peppers Entree Italian
Penne with Italian Sausage and Peppers
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6

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.

Updated October 28, 2010

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

Steps

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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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
660
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1670mg
70%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
10g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
42%
42%
Vitamin C
64%
64%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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