Smoked Sausage with Penne and Veggies Recipe
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Smoked Sausage with Penne and Veggies Recipe

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“This simple dish was inspired by other pasta recipes in S&D. I didn’t have the ingredients on hand, so I raided the refrigerator and cupboards and came up with this perfect meal," writes Theresa Moore of Mancelona, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 cup: 570 calories, 31g fat (11g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 2052mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in oil until crisp-tender.
  2. Add the sausage, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, water, salt, basil, garlic and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with sausage mixture. Garnish with cheese if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Sausage with Penne and Veggies in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p50

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Used pre cooked pasta and left out water. Still had plenty of juice."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"Made this last night - we loved it! Great recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

"I make this alot,some times i add what veggies are on hand. mushrooms lots of onion more like a cup."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"This recipe taste very good. I used the wheat penne and canned zucchini with tomato sauce instead since I have no fresh zucchini on hand. It still taste great. Thanks, Taste Of Home."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"I used the smoked turkey sausage to make it healthier. It was very good."

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