Sweet Sausage Mediterranean Penne Pasta

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

This recipie was inspired by #269690 with alterations to our family's taste. My husband and I made this for some friends while on vacation and it was a huge hit, even with all the children ranging from 8 to 18. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do. This is a very popular request for meals at our house.

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  1. Cook pasta per directions on package.
  2. Cut asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Slice sausage links. In large skillet (we use a wok), sauté sausage and asparagus until almost fully cooked (about 7 - 10 minutes). Remove from skillet / wok and set aside.
  4. In same skillet / wok, bring butter, garlic, tomatoes (with juices), black olives (drained) and artichokes (including marinade), to a boil.
  5. Lower heat. Add back sausage and asparagus, basil, and oregano then simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Place pasta in serving bowl and pour skillet / wok mixture over pasta.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh shaved parmesan cheese and serve.