Emeril's Penne With Italian Sausage

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is from Emeril Lagasse. I've been meaning o try it but haven't gotten around to it yet. When I do I will post an update........it sounds delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook penne pasta according to package directions.
  2. While waiting for pasta to cook, cook crumbled Italian sausage in large skillet, about 7 to 8 minutes. (If sausage is in casings, remove and cook.) After sausage is browned add onions and saute, about 8 to 10 minutes, until golden. Add garlic, salt and pepper and saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Drain the cooked pasta and combine with sausage mixture. Add extra-virgin olive oil and fresh basil and toss gently to combine.
  4. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This is a good, basic recipe, valuable in part because it is so quick to make. There is no sauce, really, with this pasta, which Mr Grumpy objected to. I cooked half the sausage as instructed, and the other half was sliced, as he likes to see chunks of meat, and I think that worked well. I ended up adding some additional herbs and a bit of red pepper. If your family prefers sauced pastas, this probably won't work. I liked it quite well, but will probably have to make it again when it's only me for dinner. I think adding some sliced spinach to this would work very well.

duonyte November 27, 2012