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    Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage

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    45 mins

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    AngelicFantasia's Note:

    From Bon Appetit.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add sausage, onion and garic and saute until golden brown and tender, about 7 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain any excess dripping from skillet.
    4. 4
      Add wine to skillet and boil until almost all liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add tomatoes with juices and simmer 3 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add cream and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir in 4 tablespoons parsley.
    8. 8
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      Remove from heat.
    10. 10
      Cook pasta in large pot of boiling, salted water until firm to bite.
    11. 11
      Drain; transfer to large bowl.
    12. 12
      Bring sauce to simmer.
    13. 13
      Pour sauce over pasta.
    14. 14
      Add 3/4 cup cheese and toss to coat.
    15. 15
      Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons parsley.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 06, 2010


      I have been making this dish for some years now....finding it in the Bon Appetit archives. I did made one small change the original recipe it calls for hot Italian sausage, I used mild (personal preference). This is fast, easy and really good!

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    • on March 03, 2008


      I made this as directed, but made a few changes. Instead of the diced tomatoes in tomato puree, I used a jar of roasted tomato Ragu pasta sauce. Instead of whipping cream, I made my own cream with boiled milk, powdered milk and butter. I didn't have fresh parsley, so I used dried parsley. I used whole wheat penne and added some cheese tortellini for a surprise. The only thing is that the sausage could have been better. I'm not sure if I got the wrong sausage because I wasn't able to remove the casings. If I did, it would have fallen apart. They were links in a package stated mild Italian sausage. Suggestions on this would be helpful since this is really why it only gets 4 stars. I served this with garlic toast with melted cheese on top and side salad with Italian dressing. The whole meal was a huge hit. I'm sure it will be even better tomorrow when the flavors blend together better. Can't wait!

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    • on August 18, 2007


      This was easy, fast, and to be repeated I'm sure. Because I made this with ingredients I had in the cupboard, I used red wine and 2% Carnation, but since the meal was such a success with these changes, I feel confident the recipe is a 5 star as written. Thank you AngelicFantasia for submitting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage

    Serving Size: 1 (330 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 830.9
    Calories from Fat 414
    Total Fat 46.1 g
    Saturated Fat 21.0 g
    Cholesterol 117.2 mg
    Sodium 1293.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.1 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 28.8 g

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