Penne With Sausage, Peas & Mascarpone

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"A good pasta dish from the RSVP section of Bon Appetit, September 1995. If you cannot find mascarpone, mix 6 tablespoons cream cheese with 5 tablespoons whipping cream."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (342.2 g)
  • Calories 771.1
  • Total Fat - 18.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 42.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1045 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 127 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 25.7 g
  • Calcium - 368.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step 1

Saute sausages in Dutch oven over high heat until brown, breaking into small pieces with back of spoon, about 12 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer sausage to bowl.

Step 2

Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings.

Step 3

Add onion and saute until light brown, about 6 minutes. Add cream; boil 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add broth; boil until reduced to sauce consistency, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Return sausage to pot.

Step 5

Cook penne in large pot of boiling salted water until pasta is just tender but still firm to bite.

Step 6

Meanwhile, bring sauce to simmer over medium heat. Add peas and mascarpone and simmer until peas are tender, about 6 minutes.

Step 7

Drain pasta. Add to sauce; toss to coat. Mix in Parmesan.

Step 8

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 9

Transfer to large bowl; serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Loved this! We like our pasta a bit heavy on the sauce, so used 3/4 pound of pasta. Thought it was absolutely perfect this way! What a great alternative to a tomato-based sauce, and still not as heavy as alfredo. Thanks for sharing! Made for your win in Football Tag!

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(26 Oct 2016)