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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flyingmangos 172925
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

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

vewebber58 170577
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

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

candy7 170573
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."

myrk 159971
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."

daisey5 85165
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

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

lorees 170572
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"I've made this several times, using smoked turkey sausage and whole grain pasta. Fast, easy and delicious!"

eleyana 155949
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2009

"This was a huge hit at our house. My hubby said he would happily eat it three times a week. I used reduced sodium sausage and whole grain penne for nutrition's sake. Seriously yummy meal."

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