"This lively sauce uses cream cheese to create a rich, velvety texture like your favorite vodka sauce." — PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
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penne pasta, uncooked
green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 (26 ounce) jar
Dash crushed red pepper
PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
I made this last night and it was really good and made a ton of food. I did change a few things though so I put the changes below. I used hot Italian sausage instead of regular. After crumbling it, frying and draining I added 3 diced bell peppers (1 each red, yellow, and orange), about a cup of diced yellow onion, and 5 cloves of garlic minced. I cooked those until the peppers were soft tender, about 5-10 minutes on medium. Then I added 1 can each of diced tomatoes, tomato sauce (the 8 oz can), and tomato paste. I also tossed in some oregano, black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. Mix together and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Then add 4 ounces cream cheese. Melt and mix thoroughly. Toss sauce and pasta together. This way was so good my boyfriend wants it in the regular rotation. It was a tiny bit spicy (but I liked that) so you may want to hold off on the red pepper flakes and have each person add those to their liking. I only gave it four stars because I modified it to make my own spaghetti sauce instead of the jarred version. And dicing all those veggies is a lot of work when you need a new chef's knife.
This was just OK. It turned out really sweet. I used Prego sauce so maybe that was it, but I wish it would have been a little zippier.
OMG....you have to try to this recipe. Sooooo simple and good! I did the recipe as stated except for the red pepper flakes. I don't like spicy anything but DH added it to his serving. We both were ooohing and aaahing over this. I don't care for fennel seed either but it definitely added a nice flavor. Will be making this one over and over. thank you for sharing.
This was really very good and easy to prepare! I didn't change anything except I forgot to put the parmesan cheese on it at the end, but it was good without it! I figured we could add our own parmesan cheese to our servings if we wanted to. Will definitely make again!
My son and I had this the first day of us "Batching" it because Mom and Daughter were away. My son's reaction was overwhelming. It's probably the best pasta dish he's ever eaten. It only gets better the second and third day. He said; "we need to have more of these kinds of dishes". One star for Dad!
This is absolutely wonderful! I didn't have fennel seed, so left it out and substituted tomato sauce and Italian seasoning for the spagetti sauce. My husband was begging for more! Will definitely make again.
I was looking for a sausage casserole recipe when I came across this...what a surprise. This was super delicious & easy to make. Since I didn't have a red pepper, I used 1-1/2 green peppers, a small onion & used spaghetti sauce w/ garlic. Everyone went back for seconds...definitely worth a try!
Quick, easy and yummy.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 340
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