Sausage Penne Pasta
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    Sausage Penne Pasta


    Recipe Description
    A super frugal, yet super delicious and healthy meal that weighs in around $4.00 for the whole dish.
    Preparation Steps:
    ~Slice or dice smoked sausage
    ~Cook penne pasta; keep warm
    ~Dice veggies
    ~Measure out other ingredients
    Level of Difficulty:
    Easy
    Time Needed:
    30 - 40 minutes
    Ingredients:
    ~ 1 lb. smoked sausage -can use Turkey sausage.(I usually only use 1/2 lb-diced)
    ~1 lb. penne pasta-can use whole wheat pasta. ( I usually use 3/4-1/2 lb. pasta)
    ~1 tbsp minced garlic
    ~1 large can (26-29 oz.) diced or crushed tomatoes
    ~1 tbsp Italian seasoning
    ~1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms -optional
    ~1 small onion-diced
    ~1/2 cup diced bell pepper
    ~1/4 cup grated or shredded parm cheese
    Serves:Directions:
    ~Saute the onions and bell pepper.
    ~Add the sliced/diced smoked sausage.
    ~Add tomatoes, garlic, mushrooms, and seasoning.
    ~Mix together well.
    ~Cook on medium for 15 - 20 minutes.
    ~Add cooked pasta and gently stir together.
    ~Sprinkle parm cheese on top.
    ~Cook on low for an additional 5 minutes without stirring.
    Serve with toasted garlic bread and a nice salad.

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    Mahalo - this sounds really good!! Am going to try the recipe using low carb penne pasta - which I just happen to have on hand. Only need to buy the sausage!!

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    Oh yum.......sounds great.

    And I have everything except the peppers....but I can skip them.....'they' don't like me.

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    Aren't canned tomatoes wonderful things to have in your pantry? Thanks for the recipe, looks like a keeper.




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    Thanks! Sausage is only 1.39 a lb at my local grocery store. I cant get Hamburger much cheaper than 1.89 a lb! I think I am going to start subsituting Sausage for hamburger in some recipes!

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    Thanks! Can't wait to try it!

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