Penne con Sauccia Recipe -
Penne con Sauccia Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Penne con Sauccia

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"This is a quick, but elegant dish that does well for informal get-togethers as well as formal dinner parties. The spiciness of the sauce can easily be adjusted as well, as the flavor is wonderful either mild or hot."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. To the sausage add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, crushed red pepper, salt and garlic. Stir in mushrooms and pasta sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in cooked pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 21, 2008

Delicious combination that we have used in our household for years. I substituted homemade sauce for jar sauce and used spicy chicken sausage to cut down on the fat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 03, 2008

Sorry, this is nothing special. Yes, it is easy but so is taking jarred pasta sauce and stewing italian sausage in it -- oh wait - that is basically what this recipe is. It was not bad by any means. Just mediocre.

Jun 14, 2008

This is a good recipe. I used a pound of ground mild sausage because that is what I had on hand. I only used a teaspoon of the basil because I ran out. I think that was plenty. More than that would be overwhelming. Next time I won't add as much parsley. Other than that it was a great recipe that I will make again. My one year old even liked it!

Dec 06, 2007

This pasta was great! We made it with italian turkey sausage to bring down the fat and calories even more and it was delicious! Will definately make again.

Oct 03, 2008

I make something like this once or twice a month, usually adding fresh peppers, fresh mushrooms and chopped sweet onion. Sauteing the vegetables with the garlic in EVOO really can make jarred sauce and tinned tomatoes pop. This dish never fails to disappear when I cook it, even with my little ones. Make sure you serve it with fresh parmesan!

Mar 06, 2008

Awesome. I used a pound of regular breakfast sausage because that's what I had. It was so good. I will definately make this again.

Nov 19, 2007

I made this based on my friend Nandabear's review and awesome photo, and I'm sure glad I did! What a wonderful dish and the best part is that it comes together so quickly. I used sweet Italian sausage and more garlic than called for. My hubby and I both really enjoyed this, so thanks for the recipe!

Oct 06, 2008

This was pretty good, but I made a few changes to suit our taste. First, I used a full pound of Johnsonville sweet Italian sausage, browned it on the stovetop and then cut in diagonal slices. I recommend starting with maybe 1 tsp. of the crushed red pepper and adding more if you want more spice. I used 2 heaping tsp. of minced garlic and sauteed it in a pan with olive oil, a whole onion sliced very thin, and 2 cups of fresh sliced mushrooms (after removing the stems). Then I added it to the sauce ingredients and simmered for 45-60 minutes on the stove. I also added 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder to the sauce. It cut the bite out of the tomatoes and made the sauce a deep rich red/brown. I served it with a fresh salad and crusty bread. Yummy.


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  • Calories
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 6.6 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 748 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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