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Spicy Sausage and Pepper Penne

Do you have a "go-to" meal for those nights when you can't think of anything else to make? A meal you keep ingredients on hand to fall back on? This Sausage and Pepper Penne is one of mine.
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Spicy Sausage and Pepper Penne

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Penne
  • 3 ⅔ cups slice Smoked Sausage
  • 12 ounces Peppers and Onions, Frozen
  • 26 fluid ounces Pasta Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

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Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Cook pasta in salted, boiling water according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, brown sausage, peppers, and onion until golden brown.
  3. Add pasta sauce and crushed red pepper.
  4. Drain pasta and mix with sauce. Top with cheese.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Cook pasta in salted, boiling water according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, brown sausage, peppers, and onion until golden brown.
  3. Add pasta sauce and crushed red pepper.
  4. Drain pasta and mix with sauce.
  5. Portion into freezer containers and sprinkle with cheese. Cover, label, and freeze.

Freeze For Later Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Reheat in oven at 350 degrees until heated through.

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    1. Thawing overnight in the fridge is the best way to go about thawing items, but you could put this in the oven frozen. It would just take 50% longer for it to warm through. Per the USDA – Raw or cooked meat, poultry or casseroles can be cooked or reheated from the frozen state. However, it will take approximately one and a half times as long to cook.

      Just something to keep in mind in case, like me, you find yourself edging on hangry as you wait for the oven to get the job done. ­čÖé

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