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Italian Sausage & Peppers with Penne

Summary

Sautéed sausage, peppers and onions are mixed with traditional Italian sauce to make a flavorful topper for hot cooked pasta.

What You Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet or hot Italian pork sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 medium green peppers and/or red bell peppers, cut into 2-long strips (about 3 cups)
  • 2 medium onions, thickly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 4 cups cooked tube shaped pasta (ziti) or penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage in 2 batches and cook until it’s well browned, stirring often. Remove the sausage from the skillet. Pour off any fat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining oil. Stir the peppers and onions in the skillet and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the sauce in the skillet. Heat to a boil. Return the sausage to the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the sausage is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve over the pasta and sprinkle with the cheese.
Cooking time (duration)

Prep Time: 15 min, Total Time: 50 min

Number of servings (yield)

6 servings

Category

Dinnertime

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