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Sausage Pepperoni Penne


  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Sausage Pepperoni Penne is made with smoked sausage, turkey pepperoni, cream of chicken, milk, and penne pasta flavored with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and garlic for a simple family dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes any day of the week.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 ounces penne pasta
  • 14 ounces smoked turkey sausage kielbasa
  • 2 1/2 ounces turkey pepperoni (1/2 package worth)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken
  • 8 ounces 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus some for boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • olive oil
  • parsley

Instructions

  1. Slice sausage and cut pepperoni into halves. Mince the garlic.
  2. Fill a large pot of water and place on the stove top on a medium high heat to bring to a rapid boil. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt to the water. Cook penne noodles according to package instructions. Drain.
  3. At the same time the pasta water is put on the stove top, heat up a large nonstick pan ( I like my 12 inch fry pan) on the stove top on a medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add a small drizzle of olive oil followed by the sausage and pepperoni. You want the meat to sizzle a bit and cook until it is nicely browned turning often. This should take about 5 minutes. If your meat stops sizzling, add a tiny bit of the pasta water to the pan.
  4. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes on top of the meat. You can adjust the red pepper flakes to how spicy your family likes food.
  5. Move the meat to one side and add another very small drizzle of olive oil. Add your minced garlic on top of the olive oil and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir the garlic into the meat.
  6. Add the can of cream of chicken, followed by the milk. Stir well and bring to a low simmer. Remove from heat.
  7. Once the pasta is finished cooking, drain and add to the pan of sausage. Stir everything together and let sit for about 5 minutes to cool down and thicken before serving. Sprinkle with parsley if you would like.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove top

Keywords: pasta, penne, sausage, pepperoni