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Spicy Italian Sausage Penne with Sweet Dolce™ Red Pepper Sauce

Dana Reinhardt
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time30 minutes
DifficultyModerate
Serves4
Average: 4.7 (49 votes)Your rating: None

Our most popular recipes, this red pepper sauce also makes a great accompaniment for grilled chicken or seared halibut.

Red Pepper Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 3 red Windset Farms™ Dolce™ Super Sweet Baby Bell Peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock

Pasta

  • 1 lb. penne, cooked
  • 4 spicy Italian sausages, casings removed
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated

Instructions:

  1. Place a skillet over medium/low heat and add butter. Melt butter and add shallots, peppers and salt. Sauté until just soft (about 7 minutes). Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add sugar and rice vinegar and reduce until syrupy (about 4 minutes). Add stock and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and purée in blender.
  2. Place a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Brown sausage meat in oil and drain off excess oil. Add pureed red pepper sauce and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Toss cooked penne with the sauce and chopped basil. Top with grated Parmesan and serve.

 

Thomas (not verified)

I made this a few months ago and it was delicious. The sauce was super creamy even though it contained no cream.

I highly recommend this super easy dish to anyone looking to make something in a snap.

Cheers.

Thomas.

Anonymous (not verified)

Made this tonight. Awesome! Can hardly wait to have friends over to make it again.

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