My husband who loves Italian dishes was getting bored with the same ones, so I made this one day for dinner and the whole family loved it! I hope you will too!

Hawn
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add penne pasta, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Place the Italian sausage links in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, turning occasionally until firm and cooked through.

  • In a separate larger skillet, combine the red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, and Italian dressing. Cook and stir until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Slice the Italian sausages into rounds, and stir into the vegetables. Continue to cook and stir for another 5 minutes.

  • To serve, place servings of pasta onto plates. Top with the sausage and vegetable mixture. Sprinkle liberally with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

679.7 calories; protein 25.3g 51% DV; carbohydrates 62.8g 20% DV; fat 36.9g 57% DV; cholesterol 72.1mg 24% DV; sodium 1126.3mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2004
I tried this recipe for a pot luck dinner last night and it got rave reviews! I gave the recipe out to 2 different people. I only changed a few things - I added a can of crushed tomatoes and just a pinch of fresh basil. VERY delicious! A keeper for sure! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2004
Yuck. I didnt like the dressing in this AT ALL. Ruined the whole thing in my opinion. Wont make it again. Just wasnt for me. Sorry. Read More
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69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2004
I tried this recipe for a pot luck dinner last night and it got rave reviews! I gave the recipe out to 2 different people. I only changed a few things - I added a can of crushed tomatoes and just a pinch of fresh basil. VERY delicious! A keeper for sure! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2005
I very cautious on the meals I prepare for my picky husband but this is one dish he enjoyed! He came back for seconds and thirds. There is one or two things I would change though I would add a little more italian dressing and intead of placing it over the pasta I would combine it all and then add the parmesan cheese once you serve it onto the plates.... (you can even cut up the sausage) I will defintely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2005
This was a great alternative the ho-hum of just sausage and peppers. I will be maikng this again only using more dressing and peppers..also next time I think I will try it with rice. Definitely a winner..my company loved it and so did my kids!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2005
This was pretty good. You have to really like Italian Dressing though. I made a few changes. I used mild sausage that had been frozen. I semi defrosted it and sliced before cooking. Then I used fresh mushrooms and frozen combo of peppers and onions. I used Romano instead of parm just because that's what I had. I also used tri colored rotini instead of penne for the same reason. tfs Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2005
This dish was wonderful a nice change from using sausage with tomato sauce base the flavor was great think I will add oregano and basil next time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2004
Yuck. I didnt like the dressing in this AT ALL. Ruined the whole thing in my opinion. Wont make it again. Just wasnt for me. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2005
I made this one strictly for my husband since I don't eat pasta. He said it was ok but don't bother making it again. He felt it was very bland. For the record I did add some garlic and oregano and extra Italian dressing. Also I mixed the noodles with the vegetables and sausage during the last few minutes of cooking. This was simple to make and does make a pretty presentation. I guess it just needs to be kicked up a notch flavorwise. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
Really good as is. I almost always tweak recipes but I don't think this one needs a thing. My husband LOVED it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2005
My family loved this dish when I substituted the pene pasta with spaghetti then My daughter fixed it for her cooking class the students and teacher loved it. Read More
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