Penne with Sausage and Peppers

Penne with Sausage and PeppersRecipe

Photo: Kate Sears

Name: Jodi Braun

Age: 50

Job: Skin-care specialist

Hometown: Reading, Pa.

Also at her table: Her husband, Harry

Serves 6

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Salt and pepper
1 pound penne
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 large red bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
1 large green bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
1 small onion, halved, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons garlic-herb seasoning
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Grated Parmesan for serving, optional


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook penne until al dente, approximately 9 minutes or as package label directs. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot.

2. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring to break up chunks, until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove sausage to a plate, and pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat.

3. In same skillet, cook peppers, onion and seasonings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes. Add sausage to pepper mixture; cook, stirring, until warmed through, about 30 seconds. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4. Add sausage mixture to pasta. Toss to combine, adding cooking liquid as necessary to moisten. Serve hot, topped with Parmesan if desired.

Created date

September 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 412
Fat 8 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrate 61 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 531 mg