Simple Sausage and Bell Pepper Penne – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Simple Sausage and Bell Pepper Penne

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Sausage Pepper Penne

Simple Sausage and Bell Pepper Penne

This fast and easy pasta recipe will have dinner on the table in no time! This recipe is great because you can substitute the vegetables for whatever you have on hand. It also stores well in the fridge, so double or quadruple the recipe so you'll have leftovers for lunch.
Servings 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup dry penne pasta made from brown rice or other whole grains
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g mild italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 100 g Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil
  • hot sauce optional

Instructions
 

  • In a pot of boiling salted water, boil penne as directed on package, or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large frying pan on medium heat, break up sausage pieces using a spatula. Cook the ground sausage until no longer pink, around 3-4 minutes.
  • Add diced peppers, spinach and paprika, sautéing until peppers are tender and spinach is wilted (2-3 minutes).
  • Add in cooked penne, salt, pepper and olive oil. Toss to coat.
  • Garnish pasta with cheese, basil and hot sauce if desired.
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