This is a special edition of Cooking With Cody straight from San Diego, California where I am visiting my friend Justin aka @justex07 on twitter.
I had the chance to cook one of his favorite meals a Penne pasta in cream sauce with sausage. Its one of his go to meals when cooking for family and friends and its a dish that looks like you spent a lot of time putting it together but its actually a very simple recipe.
Penne in Cream Sauce with Sausage
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 2/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced peeled tomatoes with juices
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 6 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until golden brown and tender, about 7 minutes. Add sausage and sauté until golden brown and cooked through, breaking up with back of spoon, about 7 minutes. Drain any excess drippings from skillet. Add wine to skillet and boil until almost all liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes with juices and simmer
3 minutes. Add cream and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in 4 tablespoons parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. (Sauce can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta; transfer to large bowl.
Bring sauce to simmer. Pour sauce over pasta. Add 3/4 cup cheese and toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons parsley.