Sausage and Arugula Penne
- prep time10 min
- total time 30 min
- serves 4
Spicy Italian sausage cooked in red wine makes for a delicious pasta dish.
375 g penne
¾ lb(s) spicy Italian sausage meat (about 4 sausages)
5 clove garlic, chopped
½ tsp hot pepper flakes
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 plum tomatoes, diced
1 cup red wine
2 cup baby arugula
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain. Coat lightly with olive oil. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the sausage meat, garlic and hot pepper flakes in the oil, breaking up the meat into small pieces. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until all the liquid has evaporated. Add the wine and continue cooking for 3 or 4 minutes. Add the pasta and cheese and heat thoroughly. Adjust the seasoning. Add the arugula and toss lightly just before serving.
3. Serve in wide shallow bowls.