Penne con Sauccia

Penne con Sauccia


"This is a quick, but elegant dish that does well for informal get-togethers as well as formal dinner parties. The spiciness of the sauce can easily be adjusted as well, as the flavor is wonderful either mild or hot."


40 m servings 373 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 748 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. To the sausage add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, crushed red pepper, salt and garlic. Stir in mushrooms and pasta sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in cooked pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 44 Ratings


Delicious combination that we have used in our household for years. I substituted homemade sauce for jar sauce and used spicy chicken sausage to cut down on the fat.

This is a good recipe. I used a pound of ground mild sausage because that is what I had on hand. I only used a teaspoon of the basil because I ran out. I think that was plenty. More than tha...

This pasta was great! We made it with italian turkey sausage to bring down the fat and calories even more and it was delicious! Will definately make again.

I make something like this once or twice a month, usually adding fresh peppers, fresh mushrooms and chopped sweet onion. Sauteing the vegetables with the garlic in EVOO really can make jarred sa...

Awesome. I used a pound of regular breakfast sausage because that's what I had. It was so good. I will definately make this again.

I made this based on my friend Nandabear's review and awesome photo, and I'm sure glad I did! What a wonderful dish and the best part is that it comes together so quickly. I used sweet Italian ...

This was pretty good, but I made a few changes to suit our taste. First, I used a full pound of Johnsonville sweet Italian sausage, browned it on the stovetop and then cut in diagonal slices. I ...

Sorry, this is nothing special. Yes, it is easy but so is taking jarred pasta sauce and stewing italian sausage in it -- oh wait - that is basically what this recipe is. It was not bad by any ...

Very good recipe! I have made it several times and my family loves it. Quick and easy recipe.