California Pizza Kitchen Grilled Sausage & Pepper Penne

This is another copycat recipe that my husband adores…and yes, it seems like I’m making all my husband’s favorite dishes lately. He deserves to eat his fave meals, because it puts him in a happy mood…in a happy mood to buy me things! LOL. This is a staple meal in our house that’s quick and easy. I serve the pasta with a couple slices of garlic bread, a simple salad and a nice glass of Cabernet. Dinner is served!

CPK Grilled Sausage & Pepper Penne
Adapted from me & CPK Menu


1 lb of penne pasta, cooked 6 spicy Italian sausages, grilled & sliced 1 medium red onion, chopped finely 1 red & yellow bell pepper, chopped finely 2.5 cups of your fave marinara sauce or meat sauce

1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano, shredded

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Italian parsley

2 tablespoons Basil, chiffonade


1. Cook penne in pot of boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Drain the penne, transfer to a bowl. 2. Cook onions & peppers in olive oil until softened about 10 minutes or so. Add grilled sausage or you can bake it in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

3. Stir in pasta sauce & cook for 5 minutes. While sauce is simmering, toss the penne in and add the Parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Add chopped parsley & basil and simmer for another 5 minutes. Top of with extra parmigiano cheese if you prefer, too!

Serves 4 to 6.

Review: It’s so nice to recreate restaurant style-meals at home whenever you can’t make it out. Enjoy!

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