Sunday, May 26, 2013

Potluck for IHCC: Penne with sausage, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes

Are you off for Memorial Day weekend? We have a glorious 3 day weekend and we are very fortunate to have our son home for part of it. He serves in the Army and I am very, very proud of him.

This dish below was a contender for the table during his short stay. We have had lasagna, BBQ and grilled fish so far. We also have had fun at the Wakulla County gun range and I was able to get a few photos I will share next post.

Meanwhile, let me tell you about this good recipe from Giada with healthy ingredients.

IHCC is featuring the Potluck theme at their site. Since one of my favorite chefs in their cooking club has been Giada, this is the feature I chose this week.

Penne with sausage, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes

3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
mild Italian sausage
16 oz. artichoke hearts
2 cloves garlic
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
1/8 tsp salt
14 oz. penne
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup freshly chopped basil
1/4 cup parsley
8 oz. shredded mozzarella
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil


Heat oil. Add sausage and cook until brown, breaking up meat into bite sized pieces. This takes under 10 minutes. Remove sausage, set aside.

Add artichokes and garlic to skillet and saute over medium heat until garlic is tender. Now add broth, wine, and sun-dried tomatoes. Boil until sauce reduces - 8 min.

Start your pasta water and cook the penne while all this is going on. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and place in a bowl. To the pasta, add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley and the artichoke mixture. Toss until sauce is absorbed by pasta. Stir in mozzarella. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Sharing this with IHCC. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.



Michelle said...

Oh...I will be making this! I love this kind of stove top casserole pasta. Easy to put together, no need for the oven, and pretty much done in the time it takes to cook the pasta. The flavors sound great!

Tina said...

Thanks Michelle. When we have this hot summertime heat, anything that keeps the kitchen cooler is welcome.

~~louise~~ said...

How wonderful to have your son home Tina. Thank him for me will ya???

We're having a "quiet" weekend around here.

What a GREAT recipe to share today. Don't you just love artichokes and sausage in anything!!!

Thanks for sharing...wishing you and yours a safe and FUN weekend!!!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Giada is the queen of pasta dishes like this one. It is the perfect homey comfort food--perfect to enjoy with your son! I am happy you get to spend part of this weekend with him.

kitchen flavours said...

Pasta is always a winner in my house. This looks delicious!
And great that you spent a lovely weekend with your son!

Tina said...

Thanks Louise! We had fun.

Thanks Deb, Giada does have some winners.

Kitchen Flavours - thanks so much for the compliments and good wishes.

Kim said...

I'm so glad you got to visit with Tristan. I bet you enjoyed the long weekend together!

I just looked through my Giada books the other day and I must have missed this one. I don't think I've ever paired sausage with artichokes and pasta before, but it sounds absolutely perfect!

Funny you mentioned the hot weather. We're having the coolest Memorial Day weekend on record (or at least as far back as I can remember).

Tina said...

Hey, thanks Kim! The Giada book is Family Dinners. I think that's where I scored that recipe.
Lucky you with the cooler temps. It's hot here in the afternoons and very humid. The mornings have been nice though.
Thanks for your good wishes!

Debra Eliotseats said...

The Hubs would love this!!!

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