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Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers

Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers recipe
photo by:kraft
This spicy, creamy plate of pasta perfection rivals Italian restaurant fare—and comes together in 30 minutes. Talk about quick service!
time
prep:
30 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
4 servings
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What You Need

3
cups  penne pasta, uncooked
1
lb.  Italian sausage
1
 each green and red pepper, cut into thin strips
1
jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1
tsp.  fennel seed
Dash  crushed red pepper
4
oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/4
cup  KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package.

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this easy-to-prepare meal!
Variation
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese or 1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.
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