Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time:
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  • 3 cup penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 Pound Italian sausage
  • 1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 26 Ounce spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 1 dash crushed red pepper
  • 4 Ounce PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 0.25 cup KRAFT shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. COOK pasta as directed on package.
  2. MEANWHILE, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in next 3 ingredients; cook 5 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring frequently.
  3. DRAIN pasta. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan.


Kraft Kitchens tips:

Size-Wise: You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this easy-to-prepare meal!

Variation: Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese or 1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.