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!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
3/4 lb. Italian sausage
1 each green and red pepper, cut into thin strips
1 jar (24 oz.) OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta 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
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Let's Make It
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.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 74g
Dietary Fibers 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.