Penne & Sausage in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

This dish came together one weeknight from what we had in the fridge/cupboards. I wrote it down so I won't forget and can make it again. Enjoy :)


  1. Remove sausage from casing if necessary and brown in 1 tbsp butter, preferably in a large wok or sauce pan.
  2. Meanwhile, cook penne in boiling salted water.
  3. Add chopped garlic to sausage and sauté 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add salt and black& red peppers.
  5. Add additional 1 tbsp butter and melt.
  6. Sprinkle with flour; stir well to ensure flour is absorbed.
  7. Add milk and bring to boiling.
  8. When the mixture starts to boil, reduce to low heat, add herbs and parmesan, and stir well.
  9. Simmer on low heat 2-5 minutes, stirring frequently (to desired thickness).
  10. Drain pasta and add to wok/skillet; stir to coat with sauce and heat through.
  11. Top with chopped fresh scallions and additional red pepper flakes and/or grated parmesan if desired.


Most Helpful

I wanted to use some leftover penne and itallian sausage so this recipe was just perfect. I had to tweak it a bit to fit igredients I had and added a couple of extra cloves of garlic. Good stuff.

Shiner1200 March 20, 2007

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