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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • ¾ pound pork sausage links, sliced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 1 (16 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained

  • 2 tablespoons dried basil

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley

  • crushed red pepper to taste

  • salt to taste

  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce with mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
10g Fat
54g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 503mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.