Penne, Peppers, and Chicken-Apple Sausage Saute

Penne, Peppers, and Chicken-Apple Sausage Saute

Made  times
MJdeCA 5

"This recipe originated with my son, who makes it with very spicy chicken sausages. I loved it so much that I adapted it to suit our taste. Because my husband prefers less spicy food, I use milder chicken-apple sausage. This is one of our favorite dinners."
I Made it Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h servings 269 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.7g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir peppers until slightly tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in onions and cook until onions soften and turn golden, 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir sausage slices into onions and peppers, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir drained penne into sausage and onions and reduce heat to low. Season with garlic and herb seasoning, sea salt, and pepper to taste.


Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

This dish is great for a simple weeknight meal. I only ended up using 1 16-ounce box of pasta and it was plenty.

This is delicious -- WITH the addition of a can of diced tomatoes with seasoning, as this is very dry. I made this with about 1/3 of the penne pasta, but followed the recipe for everything else...

I added chopped zucchini and one less red pepper; and a can of diced tomato, along with some seasoning. Sprinkled with cheese upon serving. Quick easy dish, a little dry even with the extra toma...

Yummy! Used whole wheat penne, then added white wine and parmesan, based on Ann's recommendation. Also added some italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes at the end (my husband loves ...

Made this after searching for "chicken apple sausage" as a way to use it. I halved the recipe due to having only one red bell pepper. I added a splash of white wine during cooking and topped wi...

Other stories that may interest you