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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.


cost per recipe: $8.10

  • 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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  • Delicious!

    Gina P.
    March 22, 2014

    Tasted so good! I served it with garlic bread. My husband loved it.

  • Great recipe

    Chris F.
    March 6, 2014

    I have been making this for years, I always add slice mushrooms
    Minced garlic and shallots.
    And of course served with garlic beard!

  • Italian Sausage & Peppers with Penne

    March 21, 2011

    we greatly enjoyed this recipe. will definitely be making it again!

  • Italian Sausage & Peppers with Penne

    Laura A.
    March 1, 2011

    Amazing flavor!! Will definitely make this recipe again.

  • Italian Sausage & Peppers with Penne

    August 17, 2009

    I added onions, grated some garlic and topped it wilth mozzarella cheese when it was done I would definitely suggest this recipe.

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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.