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
  • 1
    sweet onion julienned (cut into 1/4 inch strips)
  • 1
    green pepper julienned (cut into 1/4 inch strips)
  • 2
    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


  1. Following the package directions; bring your pasta water to a boil.
  2. Cooking 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.
  3. Remove 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.
  4. When the onions are just transparent return the sausage to the pan and add the marinara sauce. Stir, cover and keep on low heat.
  5. Place pasta in the boiling water. When it is done drain and stir into the sauce.
  6. Add 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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