Butter Lemon Garlic Penne with Sausage
About this Recipe
By: Morgana Jane
Quick, easy, and delicious – what’s not to love?!
We used lamb and herb sausages, but any kind of fancy sausage at all works well. Choose your favorite and make some delish!
1 lb fancy sausage (I used lamb & herb and it was spectacular!)
1 lb penne
1 c baby spinach
1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ – ½ c butter, depending on what you are comfortable with
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp garlic granules
Salt & Pepper to taste
Ridiculous amount of fresh grated parmesan cheese to finish
** Reserve ¼ c pasta water
A Bit Excessive, But…
This dish demands an excessive amount of parmesan cheese, and the result is so worth it.
Don’t be skimpy – pile it on! Thank me later…
Step by Step Instructions
Set the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the sausages on the pan and pop them into the oven for a about 20 minutes, until cooked through.
Put a large pot of salted water on for the penne and cook the pasta to just under al dente as per package instructions.
When the penne is done reserve ¼ c pasta water, drain the penne well and return it to the pot. Add the butter, lemon juice, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and garlic granules. Mix well over medium low heat until the pasta is evenly coated in lemon butter. Lower the heat and keep warm until the sausages are done.
When the sausages are done in the oven cut them into rounds and add them to the penne along with any pan drippings and the spinach.
Mix until the spinach has wilted then serve into shallow bowls. Sprinkle generously with a ridiculous amount of parmesan and a nice crack or two of black pepper, then sit down and devour the delicious plate of pure comfort that you have prepared for dinner that only took half an hour to create!