Sausage & Peppers ZENB Penne


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 692g
Servings: 4

Calories: 650

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat22g28%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Dietary Fiber15g54%
Total Sugar11g
Vitamin A 35%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 112mg 8%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 665mg 15%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

Proving protein and low in calories, this delicious ZENB Penne Pasta dish may be your new go-to. Combining the flavor of sweet Italian chicken sausage with a variety of veggies and seasoning, this mouthwatering recipe is a great way to enjoy ZENB Pasta.


  • 12 ounces ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian chicken sausage links
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 4 large tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water; drain.


Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Add sausage links to skillet. Cook 8-10 minutes turning frequently until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer sausage to clean plate; cool. Cut into 1/2-inch thick slices.


Add onion and peppers to same skillet. Cook 7-8 minutes until vegetables are tender-crisp. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until combined. Stir in reserved pasta water and broth; bring mixture to a simmer.


Add pasta and sausage; cook 2-3 minutes, until heated through. Serve garnished with basil and Parmesan cheese.

Tasty Tips

Stir in 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese with the pasta for an extra cheesy dish.

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