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penne rigate dinner/lunch or side

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a recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

Ok another recipe I love to make in the summer, easy, quick and very yummy. I sometimes add black olives as well but didn't have them to add today! Hope you enjoy ! This recipe was inspired by Cassie Long's recipe for Tomato & Bacon Spaghetti, thank you Cassie!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For penne rigate dinner/lunch or side

  • 1-2 md
    red and green peppers, chopped
  • 1 md
    sweet onion
  • 1-2
    hot dogs
  • 1/4 pkg
    penne rigate
  • i use ground black pepper, parm cheese a good cooking olive oil and some italian seasonings

How To Make penne rigate dinner/lunch or side

  • 1
    Chope up your peppers (red & green) onion, tomatoes, and hot dogs.
  • Use enough cooking olive oil to simmer the red & green peppers, onion, tomatoes and sliced hot dogs to simmer on a medium heat so the tomatoes kinda get soft and release some of the juices.
    Put the pasta in boiling water and cook til Al dente.
  • 3
    Brown up the slice hot dogs a little in the medium heated olive oil, then add the rest of ingredients, adding the tomatoes last. Turn the heat down and let simmer a little.
  • I have added the cooked pasta, the simmered veggies, sharp cheese chunks and mix well.
    While the veggies are simmering and the pasta is cooking slice up some sharp cheese very thin to add to the pasta and veggies in bowl when done.
  • Ta`Da ~  delicious !  
Added some ground black pepper and Italian seasoning and of course Parm cheese ~  I sometimes add black olives but didn't have any today.
    Sprinkle your parm cheese, ground pepper on top and serve with a nice fresh wedge of Italian bread !