Thursday, July 28, 2011

Penne in Sausage Sauce

I had it all planned out that I was going to make a somewhat fancy shmancy recipe out of one of my bazillion cookbooks.  But today didn't quite go as planned.

Maybe it was that I woke up to find not 1, not 2, but 5 places my cat threw up this morning. (One of them being on the coffee table)

Maybe it was that there weren't any cold cokes and I had to settle for dr. pepper.

Maybe it was that after I warned my whole family that the basement door wasn't unlocking when you turn it so Do Not close it behind you, that I did that exact thing and then was locked out of the house.

Or maybe it was the fact that all the recipes I wanted to try required white wine which we didn't have in the house... and I can't really go pick some up...
So instead of fancy I went simple...

Penne in Sausage Sauce

Italian Sausage
Penne Pasta
Crushed Tomatoes
Tomato Sauce
Cream (sorry forgot to put it in the picture)

If like me you just grabbed the sausage links because it was closest, remove them from their casing.  (I used all 5 links that were in the pack because it was 1 pound but if yours is more just use enough to equal about a pound)

Cut them into little chunks (My apologies for such technical terms...)

Put a little oil in a large pan (or pot? which is this?)

Once you have cut up all the sausage add it to your pan

Cook until brown

Add the crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce

I added a little brown sugar to cut the acidity

Add italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste

Add your cream... I think I added about 2 tablespoons but just depends on taste and how creamy you want your sauce

Add your penne

Mix all together

Toast up some crusty bread and you are done.  Quick and easy, just what I needed and YUMMY!

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southernscraps said...

Looks yummy!

Jennifer said...

This loos yummy-- I'm putting it in my "to try" recipe file. I pinned this on pinterest and featured you today on my favorite things :)

Melissa, The Happier Homemaker said...

This looks great and easy, I pinned it to try, thanks! (Visiting from TT&J)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That pasta looks like a yummy meal to me!I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)

carolinaheartstrings said...

My family loves this type of dish. Looks wonderful. Yum. Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful Southern favorite today.