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Sausage and Peppers Pasta

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (14 oz) package halved lengthwise and sliced 1/„2 inch thick beef smoked sausage
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 chopped sweet onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16 oz) package cooked according to package directions and kept warm penne pasta
  • chopped, for garnish fresh parsley

Directions

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, and cook, stirring frequently, for 6 minutes or until sausage is browned. Add peppers, onion and garlic; cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2. Stir in tomatoes, next 3 ingredients, and pasta, tossing gently to coat. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Note: Italian turkey sausage can be substituted for smoked sausage to lighten the dish.