Italian Sausage and Tomato Penne

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 20 MIN
  • Servings 4



  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta al dente. Drain and oil lightly. Set aside.
  2. Over a work surface, with your hands, squeeze the sausage meat out of the casing, breaking it into about 2 tsp pieces.
  3. In large non-stick skillet, brown the sausage pieces, cherry tomatoes and garlic in the oil for about 2 minutes. Add the pepper and hot pepper flakes. Continue cooking for 6 to 8 minutes or until the tomatoes have burst.
  4. Add the zucchini and green onions and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the zucchini are tender and the meatballs are cooked through. Season with salt. Add the pasta and toss well.
  5. Divide among four serving plates. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and top with a piece of mozzarella.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 1000  
Total Fat 58 g  
Saturated Fat 20 g  
Sodium (salt) 995 mg  
Carbohydrates 82 g  
Fibre 6 g  
Protein 46 g