I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
This is the type of dish that only needs a few words to get it's point across...
Skillet Penne and Sausage Dinner America's Test Kitchen
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
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.