Penne with Sausage, Artichokes, and Asparagus

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes and Asparagus

I can’t say anything new about this dish that hasn’t already been said. It is one of those that will always be rediscovered by a blogger, magazine reader, or a Food Network viewer. It will never be forgotten (I held onto the recipe for 7 years!); and how could it be forgotten when it comes from Giada and her sexy Italian accent (as opposed to my hard Bosnian). Have you heard her say mozzarella? When she says mozzarella a mozzzzarella sound comes out of her smiling mouth (mine rather sounds like mozarrrrrelayou’d think I’m coughing up a hair ball) making every guy weak in his knees (and a few girls, I bet) and he never looks at cheese the same way again.

I danced through my kitchen making this dish while practicing Giada’s Italian accent – mozzzzarella, mozzzzarella…Husband asked if I was ok. Mozarrrrrela.


 

Ingredients:
Serves 6
12 oz. Penne (I used tri-colored Penne)
1 lb. mild Italian Sausage, casing removed (go for hot if you can handle it)
2 (9 oz.) packages frozen Artichoke Hearts (I used jarred)
¾ cup drained oil-packed Sun-Dried Tomatoes, sliced and 2 Tbsp. oil reserved (I used ¼ cup)
1 small bunch Asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 ¾ cups Chicken Broth
½ cup dry white Wine
2 Garlic cloves, minced
½ cup shredded Parmesan Cheese, plus more for serving
8 oz. fresh Mozzarella, cubed (optional)
¼ cup chopped fresh Basil
¼ cup chopped fresh Parsley
Salt and freshly ground black Pepper

 

Directions:

Heat reserved oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, breaking up the meat into bite-size pieces with a fork, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a bowl. Add artichokes, asparagus, and garlic to the same skillet, and sauté over medium heat until the garlic is tender, about 2 minutes. Add broth, wine and sun-dried tomatoes. Boil over medium-high heat until the sauce reduces slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta in boiling water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Drain the pasta.

Add pasta and sausage to artichoke mixture. Toss just until sauce is almost absorbed by pasta. Remove from heat. Stir in parmesan cheese, basil, parsley and mozzarella, if using. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Serve, passing the additional parmesan cheese alongside. Thank you Giada!

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes and Asparagus

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes and AsparagusPenne with Sausage, Artichokes and Asparagus
Penne with Sausage, Artichokes and Asparagus

 

Make your own sausage like I did in this post, it’s actually very easy to do!

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes and Asparagus

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes, and Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6

Penne with Sausage, Artichokes, and Asparagus

This recipe is adapted from Everyday Pasta cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis, with small moderations.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. Penne (I used tri-colored Penne)
  • 1 lb. mild Italian Sausage, casing removed (go for hot if you can handle it)
  • 2 (9 oz.) packages frozen Artichoke Hearts (I used jarred)
  • ¾ cup drained oil-packed Sun-Dried Tomatoes, sliced and 2 Tbsp. oil reserved (I used ¼ cup)
  • 1 small bunch Asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 ¾ cups Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup dry white Wine
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan Cheese, plus more for serving
  • 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella, cubed (optional)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black Pepper

Directions

Heat reserved oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, breaking up the meat into bite-size pieces with a fork, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a bowl.

Add artichokes, asparagus, and garlic to the same skillet, and sauté over medium heat until the garlic is tender, about 2 minutes. Add broth, wine and sun-dried tomatoes. Boil over medium-high heat until the sauce reduces slightly, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta in boiling water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Drain the pasta.

Add pasta and sausage to artichoke mixture. Toss just until sauce is almost absorbed by pasta. Remove from heat. Stir in parmesan cheese, basil, parsley and mozzarella, if using. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

Serve, passing the additional parmesan cheese alongside.

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18 Comment

  1. Reply
    Sherry
    January 22, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Such a beautiful dish! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you soon.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Hi Sherry, thanks a bunch!

  2. Reply
    Talented Tuesday #12
    January 20, 2015 at 9:01 am

    […] doing really good at sticking to my healthy eating goals this year and this Penne with Sausage, Artichokes and Asparagus from All That’s Jas is something I definitely want to […]

  3. Reply
    Sydney @Tastefully Frugal
    January 20, 2015 at 7:57 am

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays; I’m featuring you this week! I hope you will join us again ans share more of your mouth watering recipes!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Thank you Sydney, I will be partying with you again!

  4. Reply
    Kristina @ My Own Home Blog
    January 19, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Mmmmm. this sounds so good!
    I love a good pasta recipe!
    Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday Link Party!

  5. Reply
    Carrie This Home
    January 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I agree that Giada has a beautiful accent! I love mozzarella and how it adds such a creamy flavor to any dish! This pasta looks like the perfect lunch–thanks for sharing this after holding on to it for 7 years!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks for visiting Carrie!

  6. Reply
    Karen
    January 17, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Hopped over here from the Friday Blog Hop! This looks amazing! Adding the ingredients to my shopping list now!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by all the way from UK Karen 🙂

  7. Reply
    Kate
    January 17, 2015 at 5:43 am

    This looks tasty, thank for sharing. Over from Funtastic Friday.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 17, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Thank you Kate! Love partying there. Hugs

  8. Reply
    Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk
    January 13, 2015 at 9:53 am

    I do not think I have ever seen this recipe before – will definitely be giving it a try! 🙂 Over from the Turn It Up Tuesday blog hop. Sim xx

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Sim! hugs 🙂

  9. Reply
    angie
    January 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    love that your pasta dish is packed with so much goodness
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 12, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Angie! Hugs

  10. Reply
    Joyce
    January 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    This looks so good. I was about to print it out and then realized I have that cookbook! – as well as nearly all Giada’s others. Very few ordinary recipes in that entire collection. Thanks for the reminder to look into using her healthy ideas!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 12, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Yeah, she’s in every household 🙂

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