penne pastaThis spicy, creamy plate of pasta rivals any Italian restaurant fare—and comes together in 30 minutes.  Add with this a small simple salad and a nice slice of homemade bread, talk about delicious!

1 lb. Italian sausage

1 each green and red pepper, cut into thin strips

1 medium onion, cut into thin strips

1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce (of course I used ours and it was 32 ozs.)

1 can diced tomatoes (of course we use ours and it was 32 ozs. so I used half)

1 tsp. fennel seed

Dash crushed red pepper

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, cubed

1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Cook pasta 1 lb. package, as directed on package.

Meanwhile, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add peppers and onions; cook and stir 5 min. Stir in next 4 ingredients; 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 and fresh chopped basil or parsley.


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