Its fast, its easy, its low fat/calorie and full of flavor. all my favorite things in a recipe. I made it up, I call these recipe's my: 'whatever is in the fridge' series. Sometimes it hits sometimes it misses. this is definitely a hit! The BOCA brand Italian Sausage is the most commonly available but I used Tofurkey brand sun-dried Tomato Italian sausage and that is my favorite. Also, the crushed red pepper flakes are not for the weak! Omit them for a milder flavor.