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A platter of penne with artichokes and Italian sausage
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Penne with Artichokes and Italian Sausage

Mix up pasta night and try Penne with Artichokes and Italian sausage.  Artichokes add just the right flavor along with some sun-dried tomatoes for an easy pasta dish you can make in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: artichokes
Servings: 8
Calories: 531kcal


  • ¾ cup oil packed sun-dried tomatoes drained and reserve oil
  • 2 tablespoons reserved oil from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 lb Italian sausage casings removed
  • 16 ounces frozen artichoke hearts Or canned
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 12 ounces penne
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese freshly shredded
  • cup fresh basil chopped
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese drained and cubed
  • pinch pepper flakes optional


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. While you are waiting, make the sauce.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of reserved oil from the sun-dried tomatoes in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and break apart with a spoon, cook until brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel lined plate. Add canned or thawed artichoke hearts and garlic to the same skillet and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken broth, wine and sliced sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until slightly reduced, stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes.
  • Drain pasta and add to the artichoke mixture. Add sausage, parmesan cheese, and basil back to the pan. Stir in the cubed mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper and serve with additional parmesan.


You can use canned or frozen artichokes


Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 2mg