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Penne with Peppers and Sausage

6
6
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This recipe is full of tasty stuff: spicy sausage, sauteed vegetables and Parmesan cheese. Use the sausage mixture as a sandwich, omelet or baked potato filling.

Ingredients

Green pepper(s)

2 medium, cut into thin strips

Garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), medium, minced

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

Fresh mushroom(s)

1 cup(s), sliced

Uncooked turkey sausage(s)

1 pound(s), spicy-Italian flavour

Dried oregano

tsp(s), crushed

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

pinch, freshly ground

Crushed red pepper flakes

½ gm

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz

Cooked whole wheat pasta

3 cup(s), penne, kept hot

Grated Parmesan cheese

6 tbsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add green pepper, garlic, onion and mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until almost tender, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Remove turkey from casings; add to skillet and brown sausage until no longer pink, stirring occasionally, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 6 minutes. Add oregano, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes; stir in tomatoes. Simmer until heated through and to allow flavours to blend, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon penne into a deep serving bowl; spoon sausage mixture over top and then sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

Notes

During busy weeknights, streamline the preparation using frozen bell pepper strips or frozen diced bell pepper strips and onions.