Serve up this sausage penne pasta, a one-pot dinner that is bursting with flavor. Italian sausage, pasta, in a rich tomato sauce that compliments and brings the dish together.
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Serve with a salad and some crusty bread for the ultimate Italian sausage pasta recipe.
This is a great sweet Italian sausage recipe you can do for a simple weeknight dinner. My family loved this recipe, and it quickly became one of our favorite Italian dishes.
Ingredients For Sausage Penne Pasta
- Italian Sausage
- Penne Pasta
- Diced Tomatoes
- Sea Salt
- Coconut Milk
- Chili Flakes
How to Make Italian Sausage Pasta
- Heat your oil in the pan, and then add in the onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes.
- Then toss in the Italian sausage and cook until mostly cooked through.
- Next, you will toss in the tomatoes, and the rest of the ingredients, except coconut milk and spinach.
- You will follow the directions as directed below on cooking your pasta till it is fully cooked.
- Then you will pour in the coconut milk and spinach, to allow the spinach to wilt a bit. Add in parmesan.
- Let cool a bit then dish up this easy pasta dinner.
Can I Use A Different Pasta For This Dish?
Feel free to use a different type of pasta. Shells, elbow, ziti, etc. These are all great options. I find that any medium-sized pasta will work great for this pasta recipe.
Variations To Italian Pasta
- Use kale to replace spinach leaves.
- Reach for heavy cream instead of coconut milk. You could also use coconut cream, which is what we prefer for Instant Pot chicken curry.
- You can use ground beef in replace of Italian sausage.
- Swap out a different type of pasta than penne - spiral pasta or even fresh pasta would be tasty.
As you can see you have tons of ways to change up the recipe. Let me know if you make changes and how you like it.
If you have leftover pasta, then just store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Anything after always use your best judgment in terms of quality.
You can cook your sausage in the casing, or cut the casing and cook it till it crumbles like ground beef. I left the sausage in the casings for this recipe, but feel free to do either method.
The best way to know when pasta is done is to remove one from the dish and taste it. Tender to the bite that still is a bit firm.
The longer pasta cooks the more it begins to break down and can be come kind of mushy in texture.
Need a gluten-free dinner? Go right ahead and swap regular pasta with a gluten-free pasta. You will follow the same directions and cook the pasta until it is cooked through.