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Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers

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4 servings

Take a trip to penne heaven when you make this Zesty Penne with Sausage and Peppers. Prepare this super easy dinnertime dish in under 30 minutes!

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in next 3 ingredients; cook 5 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring frequently.
  • Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan.

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You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this easy-to-prepare meal!


Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese or 1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 640
Total fat 26g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 1330mg
Carbohydrate 74g
Dietary fiber 7g
Sugars 16g
Protein 26g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 50 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this recipe! I loved this recipe! I cut up the peppers really tiny so my kids did not know they were eating them and I added onions which made it really yummy! My husband thinks it would taste better with link sausage instead of ground sausage, but I don't think that my kids would have eaten it if they did not think they were eating hamburger.
Date published: 2010-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this pasta! I loved this pasta! I used mild Italian sausage, Ragu sauce, McCormick spicy seasoning & 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (mixed in). I made it ahead of time and then baked in the oven - 350 - 20 min covered; Sprinkled with Parmesan & cooked additional 10 min uncovered. Next time I would add mushrooms... great mix of flavors!!
Date published: 2010-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We loved this! We loved this! Made it the other night, but instead of using ground sausage I used smoked/ skinless whole pork sausage. Prego italian sausage sauce and no fennel seed (didnt have any). My boyfriend loved it and wants me to make it regularly!! The cream cheese was a great touch! Never knew it would be good in tomato sauce!
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a good starting base rceipe. This is a good starting base rceipe. Peolple do not be put off by fennel seeds. It is the one key spice in making Italian sausage. I grind mine up a bit to open the seeds and release its goodness. Tasting a seed by itselfit will taste like licorice, but add to tomato sauce... heaven.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent recipe! Excellent recipe! I am a very picky eater and loved this, as did my husband. I modified the recipe a little. I used pesto instead of a red sauce. I also put in pepper and onion flakes instead of fresh peppers and onions. This was great. I will make it again, and again.
Date published: 2010-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made it last night. Made it last night. My family loved it!I used vodka sauce and didn't add fennel seeds. It was delicious!!!! Took leftovers to work and everyone was saying "Smells good!!!! My daughter took leftovers to school and one of her friends tasted it and liked it, too!!!!
Date published: 2012-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely DELICIOUS, I substituted some of the ingredients for the one's I had in hand and it was... Absolutely DELICIOUS, I substituted some of the ingredients for the one's I had in hand and it was still delicious. I will make this again following the recipe as is and i bet it will taste 10 times better
Date published: 2012-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a lot of prep or cooking time, and a great recipe to make with kids. Not a lot of prep or cooking time, and a great recipe to make with kids. My daughter helped and thought it was great. She couldn't wait to eat leftovers the next day and she usually hates leftovers!
Date published: 2012-01-30
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