I felt this recipe was a bit too plain. It seemed to be needing some spice or something to kick it up. I didn't use hot sausage, used mild because I can't do the heat. We also used wheat pasta (healthier) but I don't feel that took anything away from the flavor. Maybe some sun-dried tomatoes would have kicked it up?
Absolutely awesome recipe! Made it for dinner last night and really enjoyed it. Used 4 cloves of garlic and could have used 2 more. Also, removed Italian sausage from casings and crumbled into frypan to cook. After entire dish was assembled, I drizzled a little extra olive oil over. Definitely a fabulous recipe that I will make many more times. Thanks so much for posting.