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Penne with Sausage, Peas and Mascarpone Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Nelson - Bon Appetit
Added: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lbs. penne pasta
3/4 lbs. hot Italian sausages, casings removed and cut in small pieces
3/4 lbs. sweet Italian sausages, casings removed and cut in small pieces
1 cup onions chopped
1 1/4 cups whipping cream
3/4 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
2 cups frozen peas
2/3 cup mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Directions:
Directions:
Pasta:
1. Cook in large pot boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, about 20 minutes but also time it so it is done the same time as the sauce
2. Drain pasta and pour on top of sauce

Sauce:
1. Saute sausages in Dutch oven over high heat until brown, breaking into small pieces with back of spoon, about 12 minutes
2. Remove the sausages and set aside
3. Pour off all but 1 tbsp. drippings and add onion and saute until light brown, about 6 minutes
4. Add cream and boil 5 minutes
5. Add broth and boil until reduced to sauce consistency stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes
6. Return the sausage to pot and bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat
7. Add peas and mascarpone and simmer until peas are tender, about 6 minutes
8. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper and add the pasta to the sauce and coat
9. Transfer to large bowl and either mix in the Parmesan cheese or sprinkle on top

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 to 6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Family favorite. After adding the broth it may take more than 8 minutes to reduce it to sauce consistency. If the sauce is too thick at the end then add enough broth to thin it out to your liking. Also, you can use all hot or all sweet sausages if you like.

 

 

 

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