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Italian Sausage & Peppers with Penne

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 476 1 serving

Sautéed sausage, peppers and onions are mixed with traditional Italian sauce to make a flavorful topper for hot cooked pasta.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet or hot Italian pork sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 medium green pepper and/or red bell peppers, cut into 2-long strips (about 3 cups)
  • 2 medium onion, thickly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 4 cups cooked tube shaped pasta (ziti) or penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese


  • Step 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, stirring often. Remove the sausage from the skillet. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining oil. Stir the peppers and onions in the skillet and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir the sauce in 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 the cheese.

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Calories 476
Total Fat 23 g
Sat. Fat 7.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 1023 mg
Total Carb 45 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugar 11 g
Added Sugars 4 g
Protein 20 g
Vitamin D 3 %DV
Calcium 9 %DV
Iron 16 %DV
Potassium 15 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.