Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Cut sausage into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Wipe pan with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Place pan over medium-high heat. Add peppers; sauté 6 minutes. Add sausage; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sauce; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Add mozzarella, stirring until melted. Place 1 cup pasta in each of 6 shallow bowls; spoon about 1 cup sausage mixture over each serving. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon Parmesan.
Bell peppers are fine, but since we don't love them, I reduced them by 25-50% and added onions. I used a spicy chicken sausage. It was a very decent and relativley easy meal to make. We just don't ever enjoy bottled sauces as much as the homemade ones... we just eat them for convenience.
This is really delicious, and so easy. My only changes were to include a pepper that's on the hot side, some fresh mushrooms, and to use a plain tomato sauce enhanced with my own fresh basil and oregano. Otherwise, made to recipe. Serving size is ample; my husband usually eats two CL servings but he was satisfied with one, and I found it very filling. All we needed as a side dish was a small salad with a light vinaigrette.
This is a real crowd-pleaser. Simple, delicious, easy. Great for ball game watching parties. I use a variety of peppers and sometimes splurge on Fresh Market Italian regular sausage, but the lighter version is still very good.
I rated 4, but I wouldn't serve it for a special occasion - but it is a 4 because it is realy good and really simple. I used hot Italian sausage, added 1 small onion into the peppers mix, and omitted the garlic because I used Emereil's Roasted Garlic pasta sauce. I didn't mix the mozzarella into the pan, but instead put it on the individual dishes, and ignored the additional parmesan. This is a really good dish, but I may mix sweet and hot Italian sausage next time since husband thought this dish was "hot".
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