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Italian Sausage and Green Pepper Skillet Meal for Dinner

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  Italian sausage 1 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Green bell pepper 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic cloves 4 Medium, minced
  Italian seasoned diced tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Rigatoni pasta 1 Pound (May Use Any Type Of Pasta)
  Salt 1⁄2 Tablespoon (For Cooking Rigatoni)
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon (For Cooking Rigatoni)
  Sweet basil 2 Tablespoon, chopped (Fresh / Use 2 Teaspoons, If You Are Using Dried Sweet Basil.)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (Use 2 Teaspoons, If You Are Using Dried)
  Shredded parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

In a deep skillet, crumble 1 pound of Italian sausage, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until sausage begins to brown. Add 1 medium chopped onion and 1 medium chopped green pepper. Cook until the onion is soft and clear. Spoon off any excess fat. Add 4 cloves of minced garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Now, add a14.5 oz can of Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes. Stir, until combined. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. While your sausage mixture is simmering, cook 1 pound of rigatoni. (I place the rigatoni in boiling water, along with 1/2 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and cook it for about 10 minutes--until al dente.) Drain and set aside. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons chopped sweet basil, 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese (reserving 1/4 cup), and 1/2 cup olive oil. Add cooked and drained rigatoni, and mix well. Now, add the sausage mixture from the skillet, and stir well. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese over the top. Serve immediately, while hot! Serve with a green side salad and hot, crunchy garlic bread! This dish is amazing!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Meat, Sausage
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
For a quick weeknight dinner, try making this dish. In this video, Betty presents a step-by-step instruction on how to make this one skillet dish. It's so full of flavor that your family will fall in love with it. Stream the video recipe for further inspiration.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1220 Calories from Fat 664

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 72 g111.5%

Saturated Fat 20.3 g101.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 110.1 mg36.7%

Sodium 2009.8 mg83.7%

Total Carbohydrates 100 g33.3%

Dietary Fiber 6.6 g26.3%

Sugars 12.6 g

Protein 43 g86.2%

Vitamin A 39.3% Vitamin C 80.2%

Calcium 33.1% Iron 28.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Italian Sausage And Green Pepper Skillet Meal For Dinner Recipe Video