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Italian Sausage N Peppers Supper Recipe

Italian Sausage N Peppers Supper Recipe

I created this sausage and pepper dish after I enjoyed similar at an Italian restaurant. My young son loves it even though it is a little spicy. -Teresa Puszkar of Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound turkey Italian sausage links
  • 1/2 cup each julienned sweet red, yellow and green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large nonstick skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain. Cut sausage into 1/4-in. slices. In the same skillet, saute the peppers, basil, garlic, oregano, thyme, caraway seeds and sliced sausage in oil until peppers are crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes. Cook and stir until heated through. Drain pasta; add to skillet and mix well. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 327 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 845 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.