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Penne with Sausage, Peppers, and Tomatoes

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 13 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta and 1 tablespoon cheese)


  • 6 ounces penne (tubular pasta), uncooked
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces sweet Italian turkey sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 2 sausages)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, drained and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 298
  • fat 7.5 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • protein 18.9 g
  • carbohydrate 38.9 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • iron 2.6 mg
  • sodium 627 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • calcium 99 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain and keep warm.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat until hot. Add sausage, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned, stirring often; drain well. Set sausage aside. Wipe drippings from pan with a paper towel.

  3. Coat pan with cooking spray; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add sausage and tomato. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until most of liquid is evaporated. Stir in roasted bell peppers and ground black pepper. Remove from heat.

  4. Place pasta in a large bowl; add sausage mixture, and toss. Spoon evenly onto serving plates, and sprinkle with cheese.

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