Sausage and Peppers

Another simple & quick weeknight dinner. One of our favorites. Recipe lightly adapted from the original at Makes 4 servings.

Cooking spray
(4-ounce) links turkey Italian sausage
1/2 of a large green bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 of a large red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 of an onion, thinly sliced
garlic cloves, thinly sliced
15 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb. cooked pasta (any variety)
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Cut sausage into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

Wipe pan with paper towels; recoat with cooking spray. Place pan over medium-high heat. Add peppers & onion; sauté 6 minutes. Add sausage; sauté 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add sauce; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Add mozzarella, stirring until melted. Place 1 cup pasta in each of 4 shallow bowls; spoon about 1 cup sausage mixture over each serving. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan.


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