Penne with Sausage, peppers and onions

Penne With Sausage, Peppers And Onions Recipe

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Jan Carkin


This is a perfect summer dish. I made it the first time when the temperature was 90 and the humidity was 78%. My family loved it!!

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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
italian link sausage, cut into 1/2 in to 1 inch pieces
sweet onion julienned (cut into 1/4 inch strips)
green pepper julienned (cut into 1/4 inch strips)
cloves of garlic minced
1 jar(s)
chunky marinara sauce
1/2 lb
penne pasta
parmesan cheese

How to Make Penne with Sausage, peppers and onions


  • 1Following the package directions; bring your pasta water to a boil.
  • 2Cooking the sausage: Heat a large skillet (12 in and 3 in deep) and add olive oil. When hot add the sausage cut side down, browning each cut side. When both cut ends have been browned add 1/4 cup of water cover and steam until cooked through.
  • 3Remove sausage from pan with a spoon leaving all the drippings in the pan. To the drippings add your onions and peppers, cook on a low heat. After 3-5 minutes add the garlic. DO NOT add it to early or you could burn the garlic and make it bitter.
  • 4When the onions are just transparent return the sausage to the pan and add the marinara sauce. Stir, cover and keep on low heat.
  • 5Place pasta in the boiling water. When it is done drain and stir into the sauce.
  • 6Add the Parmesan cheese to your liking and stir into the dish. Serve.

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About Penne with Sausage, peppers and onions

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
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