Sunday, October 14, 2018

Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage

You know when you go to Sam’s Club on a Saturday they have all these taste test stations to sell food. Well I stopped to taste some Italian sausage and of course had to buy some. It was pretty tasty. Other people thought so too, because it was almost gone. Now, what to do with it.

I also recently bought some Penne pasta, so I’m going to use some of a Rachel Ray recipe she called,  Christmas Pasta and see if I can reinvent it into my Penne Pasta with Sausage Recipe. 🤞Serves 4 Total Time 35 minutes.


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced pancetta
1 pkg of ground Italian sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup beef broth
1 can 32oz crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper, to taste
16 oz Penne pasta, cooked al dente
Greens, to garnish
Parmesan cheese, to garnish


In a  Staub cast-iron braiser on med/high heat add the olive oil. When hot add in the garlic and diced pancetta, brown for 1 minute. Add in your Italian sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and celery, cook an additional 5 minutes. Add in the wine, cook 1 minute then the beef broth, seasonings and tomatoes. Bring to boil then reduce heat to med/low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Cook your Penne pasta al dente according to package instructions and as much as you need (8 oz for every 2-3 people). Toss into braiser to coat. Serve in a large bowl and top with greens and/or lots of Parmesan cheese. Yum Yum!

Let me know if you try it. Or would change anything.

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