Sausage and Bell Pepper Ziti

01/11/2010 08:45

Sausage and Bell Pepper Ziti

Makes 2 servings; can be doubled.


  • 8 ounces ziti or other tubular pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 ounces hot turkey Italian sausages

  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions

  • 1 1/2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup dry red wine

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice

  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Return to pot.

Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; sauté until brown, breaking up with fork, about 4 minutes. Add onions and peppers; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in wine; boil 2 minutes, scraping up browned bits. Add tomatoes with juices. Reduce heat to medium and cover; simmer until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Add sauce to pasta. Toss over medium heat until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.