Garlic & Herb Penne Pasta with Sausage

Very flavorful pasta dish in an olive oil and garlic sauce.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author 730 Sage Street


  • 4-5 links Sweet Italian Sausage any sweet variety should do
  • 16 oz box of penne pasta or your favorite type
  • 2-6 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced onions
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes this is very spicy, might want to cut back
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • Small package of frozen peas or your favorite vegetable or vegetable medley
  • 1 tsp pepper or garlic pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Pour frozen peas into a bowl with hot water (water should cover peas completely) and set aside.
  • Cook sausage in skillet w/ approx 1/2 cup of water. Cook until brown (you might need to add another 1/2 cup water during cooking. Add a third 1/2 cup water to pan, cover and cook over low heat until sausage is cooked through.
  • Slice sausage into desired sized pieces and set aside.
  • Cook pasta as directed.
  • While pasta is cooking saute minced garlic and minced onions in 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Add remaining herbs (red pepper flakes, basil, salt & pepper) to garlic & onion mixture plus the cut up sausage and continue cooking over low heat, stirring frequently. Add additional olive oil as necessary.
  • Drain peas and add to sausage and herb mixture. Continue stirring until peas are heating through and everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Drain pasta and return to pan.
  • Add sausage mixture to pasta and toss or stir to coat. Add remaining olive oil as needed.
  • Serve.
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