Healthy Easy Skillet Penne with Peppers and Sausage
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 6
Weight Watchers Info: 7 PointsPlus
  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 2 medium green pepper(s), cut into thin strips (I like Anaheims)
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s), minced (I use 2 cloves)
  • 1 medium onion(s), thinly sliced
  • 1 cup(s) mushroom(s), sliced
  • 1 pound(s) raw turkey sausage, spicy-Italian flavor
  • ⅛ tsp dried oregano, crushed
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 14½ oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 cup(s) cooked whole wheat pasta, penne, kept hot
  • 6 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add green pepper, garlic, onion and mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until almost tender, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Remove turkey from casings; add turkey to skillet and brown until no longer pink, stirring occasionally, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 6 minutes. Add oregano, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes; stir in tomatoes. Simmer until heated through and to allow flavors to blend, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon penne into a deep serving bowl; top with sausage mixture and sprinkle with cheese.
Yields about 1½ cups per serving.
Recipe by The Taste Place at