Thursday, July 15, 2010

Penne with Peppers and Sausage

This is a meal that is super hearty and makes a lot! The serving size says 6, but I feel like that would be really, really big portions!!

Penne with Peppers and Sausage
(recipe found at
Points Value: 6

1 spray cooking spray
2 medium green peppers, cut into thin strips (or chunks if you have little ones like me!)
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 pound raw turkey sausage, spicy Italian flavor
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
14 1/2 ounce canned diced tomatoes
3 cups cooked whole wheat pasta, penne, kept hot - I use half regular penne and half whole wheat (to keep the hubby happier! :)
6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium high heat. Add green pepper, garlic, onion and mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until almost tender, about 7-8 minutes. Remove turkey from casings; add to skillet and brown sausage until no longer pink, stirring occasionally, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 6 minutes. Add oregano, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes; stir in tomatoes. Simmer until heated through and to allow flavors to blend, about 5 minutes. Spoon penne into deep serving bowl; spoon sausage mixture over top and then sprinkle with cheese.

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