Italian Sausage With Peppers & Penne

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil.
  2. Sauté the onion, bell peppers, and fennel until the vegetables turn golden, 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes longer.
  4. Stir in the tomato, salt, and pepper.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the sausage; simmer covered, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes.
  7. If the sauce becomes too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  8. Meanwhile, cook the penne according to directions; drain.
  9. Add the basil, parsley, and penne to the sausage mixture; toss to combine.


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haskinsfam August 30, 2006

Very delicious! It tastes almost exactly like my recipe. I used hot and sweet sausage like I always do. I never cooked with Fennel Root before so I was expecting it to taste like fennel seasoning. Therefore, I didn't use the whole bulb b/c I don't really care for fennel. WOW! I wish I had used the whole bulb. It was actually different tasting from what I expected (a bit on the sweet side and more like an onion) and it was delicious! Instead of canned tomatoes, I used a fresh tomato and cut it up in cubes. My recipe doesn't call for pasta so this was a nice addition (who would have thought). I also wish I had used more fresh basil on top. It gave it such a nice flavor. Sitting here at my desk eating the leftovers. My boss walked by and said, "Yum, something smells really good." I think I'll be making my sausage and peppers this way from now on.

Trixyinaz April 26, 2006

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