Penne with Sausage and Yum Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

"I made this. It's yummy with mini-sausages." - My Boyfriend. He's right. Time does not include refrigeration time or time to cook sausages.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 lb) box penne pasta, cooked
  • 12 lb chicken-apple sausages, cut into 1 inch pieces (either use pre-cooked or cook yourself in a 300°F oven for about 30 minutes.)
  • 14 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 red pepper, chopped
  • 12 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 12 cup onion, chopped (optional)
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 14 cup milk or 14 cup cream
  • 12-1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon blackberry jelly or 1 tablespoon grape jelly
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • oil or butter, for sauteeing


  1. Blend balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, jelly, milk sour cream, pasta sauce and tomatoes well in a bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Sauteé garlic, red pepper, yellow pepper, basil and optional onion in oil/butter in a medium saucepan until barely tender.
  4. Add sausage, sauteé for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add mixture from the bowl to your pan.
  6. Simmer, stirring frequently, on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  7. Let sit for 30 minutes to overnight (in refrigerator) to let flavors blend.
  8. Reheat and mix with pasta.
  9. Serve with grated parmesean cheese.
Most Helpful

Well done recipe! I did not have the sausage so I used the bulk italian sausage I had. Rather than pasta sauce and tomatoes I used a can of chopped tomatoes. I made up for the consistency (thin) with half and half instead of milk, and I had to simmer it longer to thin it. But the concept of the recipe was great. I was going to make a pretty boring penne dish until I saw this! Loaded with great ideas!

Pabbit March 07, 2004

We will def make this again. I didn't have red or yellow peppers, so used a half of a green pepper. It may have helped that I used a Sweet Pepper spaghetti sauce. Husband loved it. Only thing is I think a pound of pasta is a little too much for the amount of sauce that this makes. Next time I would use 1/2 -3/4 of the box.

KatKerz June 24, 2011