Italian Sausage and Peppers with Penne Recipe -
Italian Sausage and Peppers with Penne Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Italian Sausage and Peppers with Penne

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"Cook up this delicious Italian dinner of browned Italian sausage, bell peppers, and onions simmered with pasta sauce and served over penne pasta with parmesan cheese."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  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. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining oil. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the pasta sauce into 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 cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2009

Delicious, the only thing this recipe didn't mention for the amateur cook, is to cut the sausage after it has cooked a little bit, otherwise the sausage gets mushy while trying to cut it raw.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 04, 2009

Sorry, but I won't make this again. I wanted something different for the hot italian sausage I needed to cook. The pasta was dry b/c there wasn't enough sauce. The sausage flavor was not very strong and there wasn't much kick to the recipe.

Jul 02, 2010

This recipe was most delicious. I followed the recipe with the exception of the following: added about a half pound of crimini mushrooms. Instead of the spaghetti sauce I used a large can of whole tomatoes that I cut up into smaller pieces. Also used about 8-10 cloves of garlic. One of the best recipes I've gotten on this site. Having the leftovers tonight.

Feb 26, 2009

Very, very good! The only changes I made were to add mushrooms. You definetly want fresh parmesean to sprinkle over the pasta too.

Jan 15, 2009

So excellent! Quick and Easy. My whole family loved it! We used whole wheat penne and a red and green pepper. We also used spicy sausage. This one is surely a keeper!

Mar 31, 2009

Delicious... definitely a 4 1/2 star recipe... Not quite 5. Made the recipe as per directions. My family likes dishes a little bit spicier. The traditional Prego sauce isn't spicy enough, so next time I will add 1 tsp. garlic powder and 1 tsp. of red pepper flakes. Also, will add 1 more small jar of Prego - the penne needs more sauce to cover adequately.

Nov 17, 2010

This is by far my favorite recipe EVER! I used sweet Italian sausage and added a few shakes of Franks Red Hot and it turned out DELICIOUS!

Jan 01, 2009

This recipe was easy and delicious. I didn't have any green or red peppers so I added a can of diced tomatoes with chillies to the sauce instead. It was fabulous. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 662 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 31.5 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1548 mg
  • 62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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