June 29, 2016

Sausage & Basil Penne Pasta

My today's recipe is a flavourful and quick main dish prepared using penne pasta, fresh basil leaves and chicken sausages. Basil leaves is a fragrant herb which is popularly used in Italian cuisines. The strong flavour gives a refreshing taste and also includes lots of medicinal values. In this recipe, basil leaves and garlic pods are ground coarsely and further sautéed along with the sausage and pasta to give a yummy main course. Addition of parmesan cheese gives a delicious taste and flavour to the dish.

Ingredients :

2 Cups Penne Pasta, Cooked 
5 - 6 Cherry Tomatoes, cut into halves 
1 Tbsp Olive oil 
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 
Fresh basil leaves for Garnishing
3 Chicken Sausages, cut into small sticks

To Grind :

3 Garlic cloves, peeled 
Handful of Basil leaves
1 Tbsp Olive oil 
Salt to taste

Method :

Grind basil leaves along with garlic, olive oil and salt coarsely and keep aside. ( I have used my chopper to get this coarse texture ).

Heat olive oil in a pan and add the chopped sausages and saute for a minute.

Add the ground basil and mix well.

Now add the cooked penne pasta along with the chopped tomatoes and mix well.

Adjust salt and cook it for couple of minutes.

Add the grated parmesan cheese, toss and remove from the flame.

Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve hot.

Note :

Include a teaspoon of red chilli flakes to make this dish spicy.

Any flavoured sausages can be used for extra taste.