Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sausage Penne

1 box penne (cooked al dente)
2 lbs sausage (I prefer Jimmy Dean)
2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup cream
1 cup frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste
Italian cheese to top

While your pasta is cooking, in a separate pan, brown your sausage and garlic. Pour in chicken broth and scrape bottom of pan, getting up all the bits. Add can of crushed tomatoes and basil. Turn on low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper. Add frozen peas. Stir. After a minute or two, (the peas cook very fast) add in your cream. Mix into your drained penne and top with Italian cheese (Parmesan or mozzarella) and serve.

This meal comes together super quick and is very good. The cream tones down the acidic taste of the tomatoes and it just tastes really good. If you aren't sure of the peas, give them a try. They taste very good with this meal. If you really don't like peas...simply don't add them.
Don't forget to check out more recipes that I've posted. They are all listed on the righthand side of the blog. Enjoy!


kdaygirl said...

I think this one sounds great! I am gonna try it.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I'm definitely going to have to try this one. Looks dreamy good!!!

Sharon said...

hey i remember loving this one, and how great it was that the peas got stuck in the penne

Shavonne said...

This was a really good meal, I have made it before. I loved your week of recipes! Thanks for doing all the work of making them, and taking pictures! I'm looking forward to all these great new recipes!

Trinette McCrary said...

Thanks for all the great recipes. It was fun having you over for dinner last night.

I'm Always Rite said...

Looks simple and yummy! Simply yummy! :)

Kathryn-nannygoat said...

So glad you shared this, it looks yummy!

JOY said...

YUM - and looks quick too! Thanks

Julie said...

We tried this for dinner tonight (how could I resist after Kamy's urging?) and we all loved it! I think this one will become a "regular" at our house. Tell Kamy happy birthday and thanks for the suggestion!