Spicy Sausage Pasta

spicy_penne

This pasta dish features spicy Italian sausage and Parmesan cheese

YIELD

4 Servings

TOTAL TIME

30 minutes

DIFFICULTY

Easy

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INGREDIENTS

NAME

WEIGHT

VOLUME

Salt 

For pasta water

-

Penne pasta (or from Pantry Essentials)

225 g / 8 oz 

-

Sausage, Italian hot, crumbled 

285 g / 10 oz 

About 3 sausages

Garlic, minced

9 g

3 cloves

Stock, vegetable or chicken

115 g

115 mL / ½ cup

All-purpose flour 

3 g

½ tbsp

Tomatoes, diced (canned) 

400 g / 14 oz 

1 can

Heavy cream

110 g

110 mL / ½ cup

Salt

To taste 

-

Black pepper, freshly ground

To taste

-

Basil, torn into small pieces 

For garnish 

About 6 leaves

Parmesan cheese, grated 

For garnish 

-

METHOD

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook until a few minutes before al dente. Drain water. Set pasta aside. 
  2. Remove sausage meat from casings and crumble it into a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer sausage to a plate and set aside. Drain fat from skillet. 
  4. Using the same skillet, add garlic, stock and all-purpose flour. Whisk until flour has dissolved and scrape any browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook until mixture is reduced, about 1 to 2 minutes. 
  5. Add in tomatoes, heavy cream, and sausage meat. Cook sauce until thickened to your preference, about 3 to 6 more minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. 
  6. Add basil leaves and toss with drained pasta. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

NOTES

  • Alternatively, you can use mild sausage
  • Any short pasta noodle is suitable to use