Zesty Penne, Sausage and Peppers


3   cups penne pasta, uncooked
1   pound Italian sausage
1   each green and red pepper, cut into thin strips
1  26  ounce jar spaghetti sauce
1   teaspoon fennel seed
4   ounces (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/4  cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese

- Dash crushed red pepper


1. COOK pasta as directed on package.

2. MEANWHILE, crumble sausage into large skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 8 min. or until done. Drain. Add peppers; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in next 3 ingredients; cook 5 min. or until heated through. Add cream cheese; cook 2 min. or until melted, stirring frequently.

3. DRAIN pasta. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Top with Parmesan.

1. You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this easy-to-prepare meal!


1. Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese or 1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-ounce tub) PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese.

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