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We tend to have friends over for dinner a lot during this time of year; the approaching holidays make us want to spend time with the people we love. This Instant Pot penne pasta dish is perfect for casual entertaining, because it’s quick and so easy, and doesn’t require a lot of babysitting, so you can visit with your guests instead of worrying about a pot boiling over.
Barilla is the #1 choice of Italy for a reason; it’s an authentic Italian food brand that makes a perfect match for your pastas and sauces. It’s high-quality and wholesome, and a great choice for all occasions.
Serves: 4 servings
- 1 lb. Italian Sausage
- 4 bell peppers, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 28 oz. canned tomatoes
- 15 oz. tomato sauce
- 1 c. water
- ½ c. Clos du Bois Cabernet
- 1 T. Basil
- 1 T. Italian Seasoning
- 4 Cloves Minced Garlic
- 1 box Barilla Penne pasta
- Brown the sausage on sauté mode in Instant Pot.
- Once sausage is browned, add all sauce incredients (everything but pasta)
- Stir to combine.
- Manual mode for 10 mins, then QR
- Add ½ box penne to Instant Pot and stir to combine.
- Reseal Instant Pot and set manual mode 7 minutes, then QR
- Stir and serve with grated parmesan cheese.
Adding a splash of Clos du Bois Cabernet helps bring all the flavors together beautifully, and then you can always serve the rest of the bottle as the perfect pairing for dinner. Clos du Bois goes well with all your favorite dishes; its premium taste and excellent price point make it a great choice to keep on hand for when those occasions arise.
It’s a delicious spin on sausage and peppers, and you can easily make up a big batch when you have friends over. It’s the perfect meal to pop open a bottle of Clos du Bois and make any night a special occasion with friends.
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