Saturday, November 12, 2011

Zesty Penne with Sausage and Peppers

Zesty Penne with Sausage and Peppers
Recipe from Taste of Home
  • 3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 1 each green and red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp. fennel seed
  • Dash crushed red pepper
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese


  • Cook pasta as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add bell peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in next 3 ingredients; cook 5 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring frequently.
  • Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan. Yield: 4 servings, 2 cups each.

Our verdict - Good. Nothing spectacular, but it was good. The sausage gave it good flavor. I didn't have a jar of spaghetti sauce, so I used tomato sauce and added seasonings. This was easy and good.

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