Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Cheddar Penne with Sausage and Peppers!

I ran across the original version of this on Facebook (and was redirected to a Campbell's site). Since several of the reviews said it was bland, I added the mushrooms, black pepper, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. The results weren't too bad, despite the fact that I opened a can of cream of chicken soup by mistake and added a large spoonful before I realized it was a little too pale to be cheddar...

Cheddar Penne with Sausage and Peppers


2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 large green pepper, cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 2 cups)
1 large onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese

1. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add sausage and cook until well browned. Remove the sausage from the skillet, drain on paper towels and pour off any fat.
2. Add the second tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. Saute onions until translucent. Add the green pepper, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. 
3. Stir in the soup and milk and heat to a boil. Add the black pepper and Italian seasoning. Return the sausage to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another two minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
4. Add the pasta to the sausage mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.


  1. Ooh that recipe sounds delicious! *Writes it down for later* I love both hunks but especially the look of the first one, awww.

  2. That first guy is Sharon's favorite. She wanted to see it all blown up like that. :D

  3. Oh yes! I'm a cheddar girl. I see that Donna has been busy with the oil again.

  4. Receipe sounds yum!! Love the cheesy guys and their Penne noodles also!! LET'S EAT!! :)

  5. and did you know in Italian Penne is pen (in this case the shape of the pasta) but pene is penis so if you don't say both n's when you pronounce it you could be ordering cheddar penis with sausage and peppers ;)

  6. LOL! Yeah, Carin. My oldest son doesn't like the idea of penne pasta for that very reason!

  7. Two Pene's to oogle!! A great looking recipe. And half a bottle of oil for another day. Loretta you gave away my secret job. I never told the CBEB'ers that I oil the bronze guys up first. The pale playful ones, won't hold still long enough to get greased. They just want a tumble. So I tickle and tumble them. I'm not the fluffer. I'm the tickler.

  8. You tickle them and I'll fluff their pene Donna. We makea great team. Tickle, fluff, and oil services.

  9. LOL! Everyone has their special talents!

  10. It all looks good, Cheryl! I love me some sweet and spicy sausages. Especially with a little special sauce added. UM UM GOOD!

  11. That top "penne" is all kinds of adorable and I like that he's playful. I could just eat up that...smile. *grin*

  12. I agree, Nancy! He looks a lot sweeter than the other penne, and you all know how I love the sweet ones!