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Pat's Pasta Toss

 Pat's Pasta Toss
Pair with Gallo Family Vineyards White Zinfandel.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min.


  • 1 pound uncooked penne pasta
  • 4 Italian sweet sausage links (1 pound)
  • 2 Italian hot sausage links (1/2 pound)
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large nonstick
  • skillet, brown sausage over medium heat; drain all but 1 tablespoon
  • drippings. In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms, peppers and
  • onions until peppers and onions are crisp-tender. Cut sausages into
  • 3/4-in. slices. Return sausage to skillet; cook and stir 2 minutes
  • or until heated through.
  • Drain pasta and return to kettle. Add sausage mixture to pasta; toss
  • to mix.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.