Quick and Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers

Quick and Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 16 min
  • Total: 26 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Combining sausage and peppers with pasta always makes a hearty and satisfying meal. Serve with a crisp green salad and a bottle of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.


  • 3 cups penne pasta
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 green and red pepper
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • dash crushed red pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta ‘al dente’ according to package directions, drain and return to the pot.
  2. In the meantime, place the sausage into a large skillet over medium heat, crumble with a wooden spoon and cook for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the peppers to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes before adding the spaghetti sauce, fennel seed and crushed red pepper. Stir in the cream cheese and cook the mixture for 3 minutes stirring frequently.
  4. Transfer the sausage mixture to the pot with the cooked pasta and toss to combine. Serve immediately topped with the parmesan cheese.

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