Sausage and Pepper Pasta (Weight Watchers)

This recipe was really very much like an original pasta dish from Italy.  Not all pasta dishes have a sauce and this is one.   I loved the combination of ingredients, they go together so well. Ted and I really enjoyed this a lot.  It was easy to make after work and quick to the table too!   I topped with shaved parmesan and it was Delicious!

Serves 6



  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 1 Jar roasted red peppers drained and diced
  • 1 medium uncooked onion(s), thinly sliced
  • 3 cup(s) fresh mushroom(s), sliced
  • 1 clove(s), medium garlic clove(s), minced
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked turkey sausage(s), spicy-Italian flavor
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano, crushed
  • 14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 cup(s) cooked gluten free pasta, penne, kept hot
  • 6 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese




Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add roasted red pepper, onion, mushrooms and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until almost tender, about 7 to 8 minutes.

Remove turkey from casings; add turkey to skillet and brown until no longer pink, stirring occasionally, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 6 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and oregano; stir in tomatoes. Simmer until heated through and to allow flavors to blend, about 5 minutes.

Spoon penne into a deep serving bowl; top with sausage mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.



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