"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Penne with Grilled Italian Sausage

Quick and simple. Grilled Italian Sausage with penne in a basic marinara sauce.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table

Basic Marinara Sauce

Olive oil, fresh garlic, canned Roma Tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil.

Heat the olive oil with the garlic and saute 30 to 60 seconds, don't let the garlic brown. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and basil. Do not cover. Just let simmer until the sauce reduces and thickens. Less than 30 minutes.

OPTIONS: Toss in some Kalamata olives into the sauce.

or: Saute Italian sausage in the olive oil, add the garlic and the tomatoes...etc...

Or: when the pasta is cooked and the sauce is reduced, toss in a pound of prawns/shrimp. Cook for a minute or two until the prawns are cooked.


  1. This looks grea! I love the fresh herbs and olives!

  2. We were on the same wavelength tonight! Pasta & Ital. sausage was on the menu for me, too. This looks great - I love all the ingredients. Looks delicious!

  3. What more could you want? This sounds delish! ~ Robyn

  4. Hard to go wrong with pasta in this house. I have to agree with the ungourmet, nice use of fresh herbs and olives. Your serving looks so delish!

  5. These types of dishes are always a hit in our home..w/ very few ings..a most delicious meal.

  6. Looks fabulous Ann...


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