Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

4 5

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!

4 5

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!

5 5

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.