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Skillet Sausage And Pasta

Yield 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 16 ounces penne, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

How to Make It

  1. Brown sausage in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles; drain sausage, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.

  2. Saute onion, bell pepper, and garlic in reserved drippings until tender; add wine and next 6 ingredients. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in sausage, tomato, and tomato sauce, and return to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Serve over pasta; sprinkle with olives and cheese.