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Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers

 Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers
Recipe provided by Philadelphia® Cream Cheese
4 ServingsPrep Time: 30 min Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 each green and red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • Dash crushed red pepper
  • 4 ounces (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT® Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  • COOK pasta as directed on package.
  • MEANWHILE, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on
  • medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add bell peppers; cook and
  • stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in next 3 ingredients; cook
  • 5 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook 2 min. or
  • until melted, stirring frequently.
  • DRAIN pasta. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
SIZE-WISE: You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this easy-to-prepare meal!

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Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 2 cup equals 0 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.