Penne in a Salsiccia Bolognese Sauce

Cooking Time

30 min

Prep Time

10 min

Servings

2

Skill Level

Easy

This savory bolognese sauce with fresh Italian sausage is sure to be one of your favorite recipes to make, and eat!

A variation on the traditional Bolognese sauce, made with Italian sausage, is paired with classic ingredients. The savory flavors meld with the penne pasta to make this a flavorful, yet easy-to-make meal that you can have on the table in just 30 minutes.

1

Cut sausage open lengthwise, remove skin, and finely mash meat with a fork. Wash tomatoes, remove core and cut into ½” cubes. Peel carrot, quarter lengthwise and cut into ¼" pieces. Peel and finely chop onion and garlic.

2

In a pot, bring water to a boil for penne. Heat oil in a pan and sauté carrot, onion and garlic for 1 minute at medium heat. Add sausage and fry for another 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and bay leaf and cook for another 2 minutes on high heat.

3

Meanwhile, add penne and salt to boiling water and cook for about 8 minutes until al dente. Finely grate Parmesan.

4

Deglaze sausage with red wine, add tomato paste along with 3 tbsp. pasta water, and simmer over medium heat for 8 minutes. Season with sugar, salt and pepper to taste.

5

Remove bay leaf. Drain the pasta, then add to pan and mix.

6

Serve the bolognese in a deep dish. Garnish with grated Parmesan.

Ingrediënts:

  • 8 ounces penne rigate
  • 3 vine tomatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Italian sausages links
  • 2-1/2 tbsp. tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan, or to taste

Plus:

  • ½ cup red wine
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar

Cooking Time

30 min

Servings

2

Skill Level

Easy

Cooking Time

35 min

Servings

2

Skill Level

Easy