Saturday, March 3, 2012

Penne Pasta with Sausage

I wanted to make a pasta dish, 
but yet I wanted something different at the same time.
Contrary much?

Not to worry.
I had a plan.
I always have a plan.
I'm full of them.
Just ask my family.

The players for
Penne Pasta with Sausage

Sausage, thinly sliced on the bias
2 tablespoons onion, coarsely chopped (not shown)
1 cup penne pasta
1 can (15 oz. can) tomato sauce
1 cup pasta sauce (sans meat)
Splash (do you really need me to tell you how much to add?) Dry red wine (not shown)
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
Kosher, salt to taste
sugar, to taste

Parmesan cheese, for topping

Saute the sausage until nicely browned.  Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add the onion and saute for a couple of minutes.  Then use a paper towel to mop up the excess oil.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions.

Add the tomato sauce, the pasta sauce, dry red wine, and the oregano.  Add the kosher salt and sugar to taste.  Add back the sausage to the mix and allow to heat through.  Stir the pasta into the sauce and serve.

Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

 First I sauteed the sausage until browned on both sides.

 Then I threw caution to the wind and tossed in some onion.

 And then I mopped up the excess grease with a paper towel.

Then the sauces were poured and all was good.

And the plating.

This was a nice departure from the usual Italian pasta dinner.
Even my husband approved of this meal,
so I must be doing something right.

1 comment:

Rosie Hawthorne said...

"Even my husband approved of this meal,so I must be doing something right."

Are you sure about that?