Sausage and Pepper Pasta
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Recipe type: main dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6-8
  • 12 oz box penne pasta
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 large orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ½ lb group Italian sausage
  • 1 16-oz jar Rose Romano's Italian peppers (I used red bells)
  • 1 16-oz container low fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  3. Crumble sausage in a large skillet and heat til cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add peppers, spinach, garlic, and ground pepper, Stir and cook until the peppers are softened and the spinach is wilted.
  5. Spread a small amount of Rose Romano's gourmet pepper topping on the bottom of a large baking dish.
  6. Add a layer of penne pasta over the sauce (approximately ⅓ of the cooked pasta).
  7. Pour about ⅓ of the jar of Rose Romano's sauce on top of the pasta, followed by a layer of sausage and a layer of the spinach/pepper mixture. Finally, add ⅓ of the cottage cheese.
  8. Repeat the layers 2 more times until all of your ingredients are added.
  9. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted.
  11. Serve with Parmesan cheese.
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