This skillet Italian sausage and peppers with whole-wheat penne is the perfect home cooked meal and it's all in one pot which makes clean up a breeze!

Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers with Whole-Wheat Penne

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
This skillet Italian sausage and peppers with whole-wheat penne is the perfect home cooked meal and it's all in one pot which makes clean up a breeze!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 1 pound Italian sausage links 1 package
  • 1 small green pepper sliced
  • 1 small red pepper sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced thin
  • ½ cup red wine we use cooking red wine
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces water
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Parmesan Cheese for finishing

Instructions

  • In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta until al dente.
  • Reserve starchy cooking water.
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat.
  • Brown sausages on all sides, until almost cooked through, remove and cut into ¼ inch slices. You don’t have to worry about cooking them all the way through, they will finish cooking while the sauce simmers.
  • In the same pan drizzle another teaspoon or so of olive oil and sauté the peppers and onions until slightly softened, about five minutes.
  • Return sausage back to the pan and deglaze with red wine.
  • Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, sugar and salt.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer for ten minutes.
  • Add penne to the skillet, toss with sauce. If needed add starchy pasta water to loosen the sauce up.
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with grated parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers with Whole-Wheat Penne
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 746
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 86.2mg29%
Carbohydrates 69.3g23%
Fiber 12.6g53%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 29.8g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.