Thursday, September 25, 2008

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes and Sundried Tomatoes

Using olive oil from the Sun dried tomatoes added a nice flavor.

This is another recipe from "Giada's Family Dinners" (link below) and the only things I really changed up were that I used turkey sausage and my artichoke hearts were in a jar instead of frozen, because I already had them in the closet.

I started to cook the sausages whole so they were a little firmer and broke into bigger pieces
instead of removing case right off that bat and having little bits. I just broke it up in the pan when they had cooked a little.
After the sausage was brown I removed it and set it aside. I put it on a plate with a paper towel on it to absorb the oil.

Sauteed the artichokes and garlic (from the jar:) very briefly and then added the sun dried tomatoes, white wine and chicken broth and boiled till reduced.

Isn't this mozzarella beautiful. I'm sure that's my stomach talking.

I added the penne (I used Barilla whole grain), sausage and mozzarella and mixed. So easy and good.

My hubby doesn't eat cheese so this wasn't up his alley but I loved it and the kids ate it up, well, my picky one ate some of it:)


Lisa said...

I LOVE pasta. I just posted it too! We are on the same wave length.

Veronica said...

That looks so delicious! I just love mozzarella cheese, but I sometimes wish I was like your husband and didn't like cheese-too fattening, but I love it!

Janine said...

I know what you mean. Everytime I buy cheese just to snack on (or for other purposes) it disappears way to fast!

Prudy said...

That's one pretty dinner, plus your egg casserole cooked up so lovely too.

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks good - really. That cheese! Yumm.


mikky said...

great recipe you have here... will try it soon... thanks for sharing... :)