Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Skillet Penne and Sausage Dinner



This is the type of dish that only needs a few words to get it's point across...

Thirty Minutes

One Skillet

Knock-Your-Socks-Off Delicious!

Skillet Penne and Sausage Dinner
America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, minced
salt
pound hot or sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, rinsed and chopped fine
8 ounces penne
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream (I used fat free half and half)
1 (5 oz) bag spinach
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
pepper

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.

3. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Sprinkle the tomatoes and penne evenly over the sausage. Pour the broth and cream over the pasta. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.

4. Stir in the spinach a handful at a time and cook until wilted, about two minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

24 comments:

Leslie said...

Ohhh I love that you used ff 1/2 and 1/2 in place of the heavy cream!!!! yum

theUngourmet said...

We had something similar to this last night except I threw in a jar of alfredo that I needed to use up. I really love that you added the spinach and sun dried tomatoes. Yummy!

Kim said...

I'm loving those one pot meals right now and I love how you summed this one up;D

I love the chewiness from sundried tomatoes.

Joanne said...

This is just the kind of dinner that I love! Especially with that half and half substitution. Really delicious!

Erica said...

Simple pasta dishes make my week nights soooo easy! Love that you used the fat free half and half. Looks super creamy. mmm

Jenn said...

One word: Delicious!!!

hahaha....Pasta meals are always great for quick meals.

Pam said...

I am so glad to see that fat free half and half works in this dish - it looks rich and tasty without all the guilt.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum! Simple is best. And I love spinach and alfredo...mama mia.

Sook said...

Oh I love skillet pasta.. I havent had sausage in a while.. I will have to make this sometime soon.

Barbara said...

I love these one dish meals, Teresa! Good substitute for the heavy cream, although I am so naughty, I probably wouldn't substitute! :)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This is my kind of pasta! This is full of goodness! So hearty and comforting.

Lara said...

Now that looks like my kind of meal. The Knock Your Socks Off and One Skillet description did it for me!

Velva said...

This just my kind of dish! Looks like it would knock my socks off. I have bookmarked it. Thanks.

Barbara Bakes said...

I made something similar tonight for dinner. So yummy!

Julie said...

Sounds great. I love the addition of sun dried tomatoes in there.

Mary said...

Looks simple, easy and delicious. Would be good for my lunch. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Debbie said...

This is exactly my type of meal. I'm saving this and trying it soon!

Jo said...

Wow - what a warming looking dish....

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Burp and Slurp~! said...

lol, I almost expected this to be a Rachel Ray dish, and for you to say EVOO and Yum-o! It looks delicious and simple, nonetheless! :)

RicetteAmoreFantasia said...

Queste penne sono bonissime con la salsiccia...ottimo dorei!

Mi piace molto il tuo blog e quello che fai Complimenti!

Queen B. said...

well, i live on Pasta ! So I'll have to try this !

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Mmmmmm.Pasta ia best in the skillet! This looks great!

Cathy said...

Few dishes pack more of a flavor punch than this. My gosh, it sounds good. Don't you just love an easy one pot meal?

Ingrid said...

Yum, this totally sounds and looks like my kinda meal! Thanks for passing along the recipe. I'm printing it out for tomorrow's dinner.
~ingrid