A quick, easy weeknight meal the entire family will enjoy!
1 medium onion
1 medium green pepper
3 links hot Italian sausage (12 oz)
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
3-1/2 cups water
26 oz jar spaghetti or marinara sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup (4 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 oz (1/4 cup) Parmesan cheese, grated, divided
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Dice onion and bell pepper. Remove casings from sausage. Cut in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2 in. nuggets. Place sausage into (Pampered Chef) 12 inch skillet. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
- Add onion and bell pepper to skillet; cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add pressed garlic and pepper flakes; cook 10-20 second or until fragrant. Stir in pasta, water, sauce, salt and black pepper. Bring to a simmer; cover and cook 14-16 minutes or until past is tender, stirring occasionally.
- Remove Skillet from heat. Stir in cream cheese until incorporated. Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Cover and let stand 2-3 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Garnish with chopper parsley.