This is one of the easiest, tastiest dishes. Whips up in minutes and tastes amazing! This is great for dinner parties when you want to impress but don't have a ton of time. I don't know that I've had better at any Italian restaurant.
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 each green and red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese (garlic & chive is an excellent option)
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Cook pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add bell peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in spaghetti sauce; cook 5 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring frequently.
Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan.
We all live busy lives with much better things to do than slave away in the kitchen for hours on end. Whether you are looking for quick & easy meals for your family or a new side to go with a tried and true recipe, you are sure to find something here. There will even be some desserts thrown in because without dessert, life has no purpose.