Sausage and Roasted Pepper Pasta

May 4, 2009


I am always in search of new pasta recipes. My husband, the carb king, just loves pasta and would probably eat it every other day if I cooked it that often. Since he loves it so much, I do try to make some sort of pasta a few times a month and I love it when I find a recipe that’s somewhat healthy. When I saw this one in the March issue of Cooking Light I thought it would fit the bill. It was really quick to make and super delicious! I will definitely be saving this one to make again.

Sausage and Roasted Pepper Pasta

  • 4  medium bell peppers (about 1 1/2 pounds) I used red and green peppers.
  • 8  ounces  uncooked penne pasta
  • 12  ounces  hot turkey Italian sausage
  • 2  tablespoons  tomato paste
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  cup  (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

*I added 1/2 an onion, finely chopped and cooked it with the sausage.

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 10 minutes or until thoroughly blackened. Place bell peppers in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel; discard skins. Chop and set aside.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid; keep warm.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan, and cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add bell peppers to pan. Move sausage mixture to outside edges of pan, leaving an open space in center. Add tomato paste to open space in pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir tomato paste into sausage mixture. Stir in pasta and reserved cooking liquid; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in black pepper and salt. Sprinkle with cheese.

11.5g (sat 3.7g,mono 4.4g,poly 1.3g)

One Response to “Sausage and Roasted Pepper Pasta”

  1. Mary Ellen Says:

    Looks delicious and easy, too!

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