Barilla® Penne with Sausage & Peppers

Better Together Series: Spicy sausage, sweet marinara and fresh veggies—enjoy time together with this deliciously satisfying fall dish.

  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Skill


Ingredients for 8 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Penne
  • 1 jar Barilla® Marinara sauce
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, skin removed
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup Fontina cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup, Asiago cheese, shredded
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. 1
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. 2
    In a 12-inch skillet, gently heat olive oil, garlic and thyme until the garlic is slightly yellow in color.
  3. 3
    Add sausage and brown well for 4-5 minutes. Add peppers and sauté for 2 minutes then deglaze with wine and reduce until the liquid has evaporated.
  4. 4
    Add marinara sauce and bring to a simmer, season with salt and pepper then set aside.
  5. 5
    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain then combine with the sauce and garnish with cheese.

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