Skillet Toasted Penne With Chicken Sausage

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This recipe takes more time than most pasta dishes because you cook it like a risotto. Makes for a creamy pasta dish that surprisingly contains no milk or cream!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (299.8 g)
  • Calories 446.5
  • Total Fat - 12.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 330.1 mg
  • Sodium - 360.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 30.8 g
  • Calcium - 66.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Bring the stock to a simmer in a saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Add pasta; cook 5 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Remove pasta from pan.

Step 3

Add the remaining oil, onion, and sausage to the pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.

Step 4

Remove the sausage mixture from the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Return pasta to the pan. Add stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of stock is nearly absorbed before adding the next, stirring frequently.

Step 5

Stir in sausage mixture, juice, chiles, salt, and cheese. Garnish with oregano, if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.