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Penne with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Grilled Sausage

Penne with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Grilled Sausage

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  • 1 pound of penne pasta
  • 1.75 pounds of grilled Italian sausage links (about 8 sausages)
  • 6 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup parmesan plus more for topping
  • 2 large garlic cloves or 3 small
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Grill Sausages on grill and transfer to plate when done and cover with foil
  2. Salt and boil water in two large stock pots (one for tomatoes one for pasta)
  3. Take the roma tomatoes and make an X on the bottom with a pairing knife very lightly
  4. Add the tomatoes slowly and cook for 1 min and 30 seconds
  5. Remover immediately and transfer to a large bowl filled with ice and water to stop them from cooking
  6. add penne pasta to water and cook according to package
  7. Peel the skin off the tomatoes and transfer to food processor or blender
  8. add to the blender the garlic, olive oil, parmesan, salt and pepper
  9. Blend until smooth consistency
  10. Mix in basil
  11. Drain pasta and mix with fresh sauce
  12. Slice sausages diagonally in large pieces and toss in with pasta
  13. Grate more fresh parmesan over before serving
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Main Dish