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Cheese Penne Pasta with Sausage Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cathy Clement Pouliot
Added: Sunday, September 3, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3/4 lb. dried penne
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 can whole peeled tomatoes
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano; more for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
8 oz. shredded mozzarella

Directions:
Directions:
In a large covered pot, bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil. Lightly grease an 8x11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Add the penne pasta to the boiling water and cook until just tender but firm (about 11 minutes). Drain the pasta and return to the cooking pot.

Meanwhile heat the 2 tablespoons. oil in a straight sided skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot add the sausage. Start breaking the sausage into bite-size pieces. Cook until lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon.

Add the garlic to the pan and cook stirring constantly until it colors, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and their juices and cook at a rapid simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking up the tomatoes, for 5 minutes so the sauce thickens slightly.

Position an oven rack about 6 inches from the broiler element and heat the broiler on high. Stir the sausage and it's juices, and the 1/3 cup of the Parmigiano into the sauce. Cook, stirring until the sausage is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste for salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta in the pot and stir well. Spread the pasta and sauce evenly over the baking dish. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and the remaining 1/3 cup Parmigiano. Put the baking dish on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese melt and browns in places (2 to 4 minutes). Serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A favorite in our house! Leftovers reheat nicely.

 

 

 

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