Sausage Penne Pasta

Here is a simple and delicious pasta dish for you today.  This is one of those meals you can have on the dinner table in 30 minutes.  I adapted it from one that was in my recent issue of Simple and Delicious.  It is simple ingredients but full of flavor.  Add a toss salad and a hunk of delicious bread and you are set!  This one is a definite family pleaser.

I also selected the winner of the “Delicious Dessert” prize pack that includes a box of the new Betty Crocker Mississippi Mud Supreme Bars and an 8×8 metal baking pan is Deanna who said, “I think your potatoes look divine! I would use the chocolate bars to celebrate my children’s good report cards. we always have a special dinner and these would be great.” Congrats!

Sausage Penne Pasta

  • 3-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage links, casing removed and cut into 1-inch pieces (I used mild)
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomato with garlic (I used the fire roasted ones)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion and green pepper in oil over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings; heat through.
  4. Drain pasta; toss with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

10 comments on “Sausage Penne Pasta

  • So… I Googled pasta + sausage and your amazing recipe came up and this is what I am making tonight! I just wanted to say thanks… Thanks! 🙂

  • I realize this is an old post, but I saw it this week, made it for dinner tonight, and wanted to rave about it. It was delicious! My picky husband even enjoyed it. I used ground Italian sausage, but I think next time I’m going to make it w/ the links as you suggested.

  • I made this almost the same on sunday!!! Great minds!

  • I cannot wait to read simple things more of this excellent topic. So much today Ive never even acknowledged. You sure did put an exciting new twist on something that Ive heard a great deal of about. I dont believe Ive actually read any scenario that does this subject of the same quality justice as you just simply did.

  • What does it mean remove it from casings? How do you do that?

    • Many sausages are sold in a casing that is similar to the red stuff around bologna. Simply slip a small sharp knife into one end of the sausage with the blade pointed out and run it the length of the sausage and cut the casing.Then peel the casing off of the contents. If the sausage doesn’t have a casing, and many don’t, just skip this part. Some pacakged sausage states on the package that it is in a casing.

  • how can i stop the messages for the recipes. they are great but i don’t like getting them in my box so much

  • growing up, we had this alot (my family is from italy)! it is a fast, easy way to use the rest of the gravy (sauce) from sunday night-which was always pasta!

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