Italian Sausage and Peppers with Penne

Italian Sausage and Peppers with Penne


"Cook up this delicious Italian dinner of browned Italian sausage, bell peppers, and onions simmered with pasta sauce and served over penne pasta with parmesan cheese."


50 m servings 662 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 662 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 31.5 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 68g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 1548 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage in 2 batches and cook until it's well browned. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining oil. Add the peppers and onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the pasta sauce into the skillet. Heat to a boil. Return the sausage to the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the sausage is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve over the pasta and sprinkle with cheese.
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  1. 100 Ratings


Delicious, the only thing this recipe didn't mention for the amateur cook, is to cut the sausage after it has cooked a little bit, otherwise the sausage gets mushy while trying to cut it raw.

This recipe was most delicious. I followed the recipe with the exception of the following: added about a half pound of crimini mushrooms. Instead of the spaghetti sauce I used a large can of who...

Very, very good! The only changes I made were to add mushrooms. You definetly want fresh parmesean to sprinkle over the pasta too.

So excellent! Quick and Easy. My whole family loved it! We used whole wheat penne and a red and green pepper. We also used spicy sausage. This one is surely a keeper!

Delicious... definitely a 4 1/2 star recipe... Not quite 5. Made the recipe as per directions. My family likes dishes a little bit spicier. The traditional Prego sauce isn't spicy enough, so ...

This is by far my favorite recipe EVER! I used sweet Italian sausage and added a few shakes of Franks Red Hot and it turned out DELICIOUS!

This recipe was easy and delicious. I didn't have any green or red peppers so I added a can of diced tomatoes with chillies to the sauce instead. It was fabulous. Thanks!

This is good. I make a big batch and freeze in small containers for weeknight meals. It's well-balanced, with veggies that my picky toddler will eat, so it works well for our family.

I would pay for this at a restaurant, this is outstanding. Only made a few changes...added fresh garlic, mushrooms, basil, crushed red pepper and extra sauce. You can tweak this recipe to your l...