Skip to Content
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

Spicy Italian Sausage Penne with Sweet Dolce™ Red Pepper Sauce

Dana Reinhardt
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time30 minutes
Average: 4.7 (54 votes)Your rating: None

Our most popular recipes, this red pepper sauce also makes a great accompaniment for grilled chicken or seared halibut.

Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 3 red Windset Farms™ Dolce™ Super Sweet Baby Bell Peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock


  • 1 lb. penne, cooked
  • 4 spicy Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated


  1. Place a skillet over medium/low heat and add butter. Melt butter and add shallots, peppers and salt. Sauté until just soft (about 7 minutes). Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add sugar and rice vinegar and reduce until syrupy (about 4 minutes). Add stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and purée in blender.
  2. Place a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Brown sausage meat in oil and drain off excess oil. Add pureed red pepper sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Toss cooked penne with the sauce and chopped basil. Top with grated Parmesan and serve.


Thomas (not verified)

I made this a few months ago and it was delicious. The sauce was super creamy even though it contained no cream.

I highly recommend this super easy dish to anyone looking to make something in a snap.



Anonymous (not verified)

Made this tonight. Awesome! Can hardly wait to have friends over to make it again.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

View recipes by:


avocado (11), balsamic vinegar (11), basil (22), butter (26), butter lettuce (10), canola oil (27), chicken stock (17), chili flakes (9), cilantro (32), cucumber (30), eggplant (24), eggs (28), flour (12), garlic (64), ginger (17), green onion (12), honey (17), lemon juice (18), lemons (13), lime (13), lime juice (10), mayonnaise (14), mint (14), olive oil (81), onion (16), oregano (9), Parmesan cheese (12), parsley (23), peppers (84), red onions (13), red wine vinegar (15), rice vinegar (9), shallot (25), thyme (17), tomatoes (100)


Breakfast (18), Lunch (103), Appetizer/Snack (52), Dinner (114)


Spring (90), Summer (103), Fall (122), Winter (115)


Adagio™ (24), Allegro™ (31), Cameo™ (5), Concerto™ (44), Crescendo™ (10), Delicato™ (13), Dolce™ (15), Fresco™ (36), Gusto™ (38), Maestro™ (52), Misto™ (2), Roma (16), Shanghai (2), Soprano™ (2), Symphony (4), tomatoes on the vine (5), Virtuoso™ (8), Vivo™ (6)

Growing Green

Windset News

We are once again supporting children in BC with its sponsorship of two of BC...
Windset has been selected for the 2015 Best of Santa Maria Award in the Farms...
With our local BC production in full swing, we are proud to announce that we...
We are excited to announce that we are providing three new annual scholarships...
To continue receiving our newsletters, subscribe in the link below then click...