Mr. Food: Chicken Sausage Cacciatore

July 22, 2012 5:43:50 AM PDT
Looking for a light and healthy meal that's still chock full of flavor? Mr. Food has just the right dish.

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 25 min

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 10 plum tomatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

    2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat then add sausage, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink in center. Remove to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

    3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to skillet. Add garlic, bell pepper, and onion, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in mushrooms, tomatoes, salt, and black pepper, and cook 7 to 10 more minutes, or until tomatoes have broken down.

    4. Return sausage to skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Serve over warm penne pasta.