Penne with Peppers and Sausage
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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.
cooking spray1 spray(s)
green pepper(s)2 medium, cut into thin strips
uncooked onion(s)1 medium, thinly sliced
fresh mushroom(s)1 cup(s), sliced
garlic clove(s)1 medium clove(s), minced
uncooked turkey sausage(s)1 pound(s), spicy-Italian flavor
crushed red pepper flakes¼ tsp
table salt¼ tsp
black pepper⅛ tsp, freshly ground
dried oregano⅛ tsp, crushed
canned diced tomatoes14 ½ oz
cooked whole wheat pasta3 cup(s), penne, kept hot
grated Parmesan cheese6 Tbsp
- Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add green pepper, onion, mushrooms and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until almost tender, about 7 to 8 minutes.
- Remove turkey from casings; add turkey to skillet and brown until no longer pink, stirring occasionally, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 6 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and oregano; stir in tomatoes. Simmer until heated through and to allow flavors to blend, about 5 minutes.
- Spoon penne into a deep serving bowl; top with sausage mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.