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Penne Senese

Penne Senese


Prep Time:
20 minutes 
Cook Time:
30 minutes 
Serving Size:





Ingredients

  1. 1 lb penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
  2. 2 Tbsp butter
  3. ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  4. ½ cup yellow onions, chopped
  5. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  6. ½ lb mushroom, sliced
  7. 6 Italian sausage links, casing removed
  8. ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp white wine
  9. 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  10. 1 quart heavy cream
  11. ¼ lb prosciutto ham, chopped
  12. 1 Tbsp fresh sage (or 1 tsp dry)
  13. 1 Tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dry)
  14. ½ lb grated Parmesan cheese
  15. 1 tsp garlic pepper (optional)
  16. Salt to taste

Procedures

  1. HEAT pan over medium heat. Add butter and allow to melt. Add oil, onions and garlic. Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and sausage. Cook until pink is no longer visible in sausage.
  2. ADD white wine and bring to a boil. Whisk in flour and let cook for 1 minute to remove flour taste. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  3. ADD cooked, drained pasta to pan with sauce. Toss well.
  4. TRANSFER to large serving platter and garnish with fresh basil, sage and additional parmesan cheese, if desired.

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