Friday, November 21, 2008

Last Night's Dinner #136: Sundried Tomatoes & Sweet Sausage Penne

It was one of those nights where the stars were aligned - sundried tomatoes (check), Italian sausages (check), ricotta (check), fresh basil (nope - but dried will have to work)...

Sundried Tomatoes with Sweet Italian Sausages, one of my go-to pasta dishes. Quick, easy and very tasty.

Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and a clove of crushed garlic to your olive oil and heat all three up at the same time. *You don't want the oil to be hot when you add the pepper/garlic.

When it all starts to sizzle, add a chooped onion. Cook until translucent then add a couple of handfuls of SD tomatoes.

Almost immediately add the sausages to the pan. Meat removed from casings and chopped up into bitesize pieces.

Add spices & seasoning

Let the artichokes brown slightly

Once the artichoke start to get a nice brownish crust to them, add some broth (any kind will do, even water if you don't have any broth), about a cup or so.
Add the artichoke hearts (thawed frozen ones or drained canned ones).

Add cream until pink...

It's not really a saucy sauce, so if you want a lot of liquid just add more broth/water + cream

Top with ricotta and your favorite salt!

Related: You can also make this with jarred sundried tomatoes.


'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

This makes my mouth totally water!

Edith said...

My google reader recommended your blog and I see why..I love it.
Congrats on the move and I think I'm going to try this recipe tonight it's looks very yummy and doable. (and I heart Artichokes).

melroska said...

ohhh, why did i look at this when dinner is still over an hour away? It looks so delicious!

pamelaannedavis said...

Ahhhh! That looks so good. I love how you display your recipe instructions. This will be made this weekend. Thanks for the amazing post.