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Penne Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms

Penne Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms

Penne Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms

 If you’re having a large family lunch or dinner this is the perfect dish to be shared family style in a large serving platter. This was one of my first published recipes, which explains the ugly photograph of a pot on the stove. I’ll have to rectify this ASAP. Feel free to use either turkey or pork sausage. Sauteing the vegetables beforehand and browning them thoroughly will bring more flavor to your finished dish. I’ll often add freshly sliced tomatoes if I have them to this dish towards this end and let them simmer into the ingredients before adding the pasta. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes, dried tomatoes work great as well.

Penne Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms
Serves 10
We had a big family gathering in Maine and I made this Penne Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms. I'm sure your family will enjoy it as much as mine.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
642 calories
74 g
65 g
26 g
28 g
8 g
286 g
602 g
5 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
286g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 642
Calories from Fat 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g
40%
Saturated Fat 8g
41%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 602mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates 74g
25%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
103%
Calcium
4%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs of Penne Pasta
  2. 2 lbs of Sweet or Hot Sausage (removed from it’s casing and crumbled)
  3. 1 Red Pepper (sliced into 1/4″ wide strips)
  4. 1 Green Pepper (sliced into 1/4″ wide strips)
  5. 1 Yellow Pepper (sliced into 1/4″ wide strips)
  6. 1 large Yellow Onion (sliced into 1/4″ wide strips)
  7. 1 lbs of Button Mushrooms (sliced into 1/4″ slices)
  8. Olive Oil
  9. 4 Minced Garlic Cloves
  10. Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. To a stock pot, add 1 gallon of water and two tablespoons of Sea Salt and set the pot on to boil.
  2. To a hot non-stick pan add a tablespoon of olive oil, then the sausage and toss the pieces until they are uniformly brown and cooked. Remove from the pan and put in a large bowl on the side. Add two tablespoons of Olive Oil to the hot pan, then add the sliced mushrooms. The burner should be on high heat as you want to brown the mushrooms, add Sea Salt to taste.. You may add Olive Oil as needed if the pan gets dry. Toss the mushrooms in the pan until they are thoroughly browned. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and add to the bowl of sausage.
  3. Add two tablespoons of Olive Oil and Minced Garlic to the hot pan and then add the onions and peppers. Stir fry these vegetables with some salt and pepper to taste until they are browned and the onions almost translucent. Add the Penne Pasta to the boiling water and cook for approximately 12 minutes, stirring after adding to the boiling water and stirring occasionally through the cooking process. Take a piece of pasta out as it cooks to taste for doneness. Add the Sausage and Mushrooms to the Peppers and Onions and stir fry for a few minutes until your pasta is complete.
  4. Remove the pasta from the water using a metal colander. Put the pasta back in the stock pot and them pour the Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms over the pasta and toss thoroughly.
  5. Serve immediately. This is also terrific as a reheated leftover.
Notes
  1. If you're having a large family lunch or dinner this is the perfect dish to be shared family style in a large serving platter. This was one of my first published recipes which explains the ugly photograph of a pot on the stove. I'll have to rectify this ASAP. Feel free to use either turkey or pork sausage. Sauteing the vegetables beforehand and browning them thoroughly will bring more flavor to your finished dish. I'll often times add freshly sliced tomatoes if I have them to this dish towards this end and let them simmer into the ingredients before adding the pasta. If you don't have fresh tomatoes, dried tomatoes work great as well.
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calories
642
fat
26g
protein
28g
carbs
74g
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