Italian Sausage and Peppers with Penne

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



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
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    1 1/2  pounds 
    sweet or hot Italian pork sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
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    2   
    medium green and/or red peppers, cut into 2-long strips (about 3 cups)
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    medium onions, thickly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
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    3   cups 
    Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce OR Organic Tomato and Basil Italian Sauce
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    4   cups 
    tube-shaped pasta (ziti or penne), cooked and drained
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    Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
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.
2.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining oil. Stir the peppers and onions in the skillet and cook for 5 minutes.
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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