Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sweet n Spicy Sausage Penne

13.5oz Whole Wheat Penne Pasta
1, 20oz pkg. uncooked Hot (or Mild if you prefer) Italian Sausage Links
4 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2-3 freshly chopped Garlic Cloves
1 large Yellow Onion
1 jar Sweet Roasted Red Peppers (drained and chopped)
1-2 tsp. Garlic Salt
1 Tbs. Italian Seasoning
4 tsp. (or added to taste) Creole Seasoning (this gives it that nice Spicy be generous!)
4 Tbs. (or more if you want it sweeter) Sugar
6 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

*Brown whole sausage links in skillet, then remove and let cool a minute. Then slice.

*Cook and drain pasta according to pkg. directions.
*Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat..
*Add chopped garlic and onion and cook for 1 min.
*Add sausage and roasted red peppers and cook another 4-5 min.
*Add seasonings and sugar, then toss together with pasta and mozzarella cheese.
*Season to taste with salt and pepper.
*Serve immediately.

We love, love, love this dish! My husband and I feel differently about whether or not the juice from the sweet pepper jar should be drained or just added right in. I feel that it makes it a bit too watery and he feels it adds more flavor. You can decide for yourself what you like best. We have it both ways....just depends on who cooks that night! Enjoy :)

TIP: We freeze all leftovers, but when heating back up, you may need to add a little more olive oil and a dash of seasonings to livin it up again, or the pasta can be very dry.



  1. Hey, I gave you a much-deserved award on my blog this morning. Passing on the love :)

  2. OMG I'm going to have to try it this way. I make one similar but I bake it.

  3. Lindsay- Awww! Thank you so much. You just made my day! :)

  4. This sounds yummy and I'm glad to know it can be frozen and re-heated. I'm always lookin' for OAMC meals!

  5. Jen-I'd love to know what your recipe is like.

    Reagan- It's not the best meal to freeze probably, but we make it work! :)

  6. This looks delish! Will definitely be making it for dinner next week. Thank you so much for the blog award. Will get my post up in the next few days!! Have a great weekend!!