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Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage

Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage from @kitchenmagpie Let me preface by saying that this penne with vodka sauce is probably Mike’s new favourite pasta. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s THAT good, or because we ate it at 8:30 after skipping lunch and installing the railing on our deck. We were kind of starving at that point!

Penne with vodka sauce has always been a favourite of mine, and not just because of the vodka. There is just something so right about a tomato cream sauce over pasta.

However not just pasta, but freshly made pasta!

While this is the third and last recipe I will be posting as a result of my time spent trying out the Philips Avance Pasta Maker, it certainly won’t be the last time I use that machine.

We are totally hooked on fresh pasta. The machine has made it so easy to use that my son makes pasta with it now. He loves using it!

Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage from @kitchenmagpie

The Philips Pasta Maker automatically mixes, kneads and extrudes the pasta through your chosen pasta disc. You simply cut the pasta at your desired length and away you go!

Now, I did find that for the penne pasta I had to do it my way instead of following the recipe and manual exactly and because you are making a hollow pasta, the dough must be just right. It took me a couple of tries to master the dough (and that might be because we are in the middle of a crazy humid, rainy week) but once I did, it was gangbusters!

Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage from @kitchenmagpie

I also found that laying the long tubes out and letting them dry slightly for an hour helped when I cut them into smaller pieces, they didn’t stick as much. If you don’t have a non-stick surface, make sure to flour it before you lay the pasta on it!

Penne success! I used program 2 on the Pasta Maker that makes around 500-600 grams of pasta.

Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage from @kitchenmagpie

Now, my penne and vodka sauce has over a pound of ground Italian sausage in it and that makes all the difference. Yes, you can make it without for a vegetarian version, but the real amazing flavour comes from the ground sausage.

You can also leave out the vodka if wanted, it’s an extremely versatile recipe!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for one of these amazing Pasta Makers, I can’t wait to see who wins one!

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Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: dinner recipes

Description

Penne with vodka sauce is a classic, but when you add in Italian Sausage it becomes a new family favourite!


Ingredients

  • 500-600 grams of fresh penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 (375 gram) package of mild or spicy Italian Sausage
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 (796 ml) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1-2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp. vodka
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese flakes to top

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes (the penne are quite thick and takes a while to cook!) until it reaches your desired doneness.
  2. In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil then fry the ground Italian sausage until cooked. Add in the garlic and sauté for two minutes until browned.
  3. Drain the grease (some people prefer to keep the grease in, the choice is up to you).
  4. Add in the tomatoes and sugar. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Mix in the vodka and the whipping cream.
  6. Bring to a boil again and simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Add in the pasta, toss to coat.
  8. Serve with Parmesan on top.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.

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Penne with Vodka Sauce & Italian Sausage


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: dinner recipes

Description

Penne with vodka sauce is a classic, but when you add in Italian Sausage it becomes a new family favourite!


Ingredients

  • 500-600 grams of fresh penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 (375 gram) package of mild or spicy Italian Sausage
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 (796 ml) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1-2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp. vodka
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese flakes to top

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes (the penne are quite thick and takes a while to cook!) until it reaches your desired doneness.
  2. In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil then fry the ground Italian sausage until cooked. Add in the garlic and sauté for two minutes until browned.
  3. Drain the grease (some people prefer to keep the grease in, the choice is up to you).
  4. Add in the tomatoes and sugar. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Mix in the vodka and the whipping cream.
  6. Bring to a boil again and simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Add in the pasta, toss to coat.
  8. Serve with Parmesan on top.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    m
    June 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I would try to make spaghetti for carbonara.

  • Reply
    Natalie
    June 26, 2017 at 5:37 am

    I would love to make linguine using this pasta maker!

  • Reply
    Michelle Policelli
    June 25, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I would definitely try making Penne pasta first with this pasta maker!

  • Reply
    christine w
    June 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I would love to try to make spaghetti for carbonara!

  • Reply
    Dan Dykstra
    June 24, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I like angel hair pasta. Not sure if it can make thin noodles.

  • Reply
    Vanessa
    June 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Have always wanted to try making homemade pasta!

  • Reply
    Leona
    June 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I would have to try spaghetti first……however the penne with vodka sauce looks absolutely fabulous.

  • Reply
    Rachel
    June 23, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I would like to make linguine with this machine first.

  • Reply
    Juli Smith
    June 23, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I would make any and every kind of pasta I could think of! My five kids love pasta ????

  • Reply
    Cassandra
    June 23, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Excited to try this on the weekend!

  • Reply
    Bonnie
    June 23, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I would love to make sun dried tomato fettucine with this pasta maker

  • Reply
    Linda Hoang
    June 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I would make exactly what you made! YUM!

  • Reply
    Bianca Tang
    June 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

    i’d love to try any kind of pasta! ive never made homemade pasta before

  • Reply
    Sandra Routliffe
    June 23, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I’d love to try making spaghetti – it looks like so much fun!

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