Quick and Easy Main Dish Recipes
 Italian Sausage with Penne Recipe


Italian Sausage with Penne

1 pound uncooked Italian sausage links
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 medium yellow summer squash, cut lengthwise in half, then cut
crosswise into 1/4 inch slices
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, cut lengthwise in half
1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
6 green onions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (1/2 cup)
3 cups uncooked penne pasta (9 ounces)
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Cut sausage crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Spray 12 inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium high heat. Add sausage; stir fry 4 to 6 minutes or until brown. Stir in broth. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in squash, tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of the basil. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.

Cover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in onions. Simmer uncovered 1 minute.

Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

Toss pasta, oil and remaining 2 tablespoons basil. Divide pasta among bowls. Toss with sausage mixture.

Serves 4