Pasta with Sausage and Escarole Sauce

This warm, satisfying pasta is perfect for a weeknight meal, but sophisticated enough for entertaining.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes,
  • 2 cups escarole, torn into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the penne according to the package directions. Drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy deep frying pan. Add the sausage and cook over medium heat. Stir in the garlic when the sausage is almost done.
  • Add the wine, tomatoes, escarole, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the escarole wilts. Add pasta and toss. Serve hot topped with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes,
  • 2 cups escarole, torn into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the penne according to the package directions. Drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy deep frying pan. Add the sausage and cook over medium heat. Stir in the garlic when the sausage is almost done.
  • Add the wine, tomatoes, escarole, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the escarole wilts. Add pasta and toss. Serve hot topped with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories680
Total Fat30g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol65mg
Sodium980mg
Total Carbohydrate75g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars5g
Protein21g