Italian Garlic Sausage Penne

Joined Jan 27, 2010
 Feel free to use any sausage you like if you find Italian garlic sausages too spicy. Hit the deli area of your supermarket for more choices.
Serves 4 to 5 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time  15 minutes

225 grams penne noodles
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
half an onion, sliced
1 piece Italian garlic sausage, sliced thinly
8 pieces sundried tomatoes, sliced thinly
12 to 15 pieces green olives, sliced into rings
1 pack McCormick Herb and Garlic Pasta Powder
1/4 cup Parmesan slivers

Cook penne noodles according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, make the sauce.
Heat oil in a sauté pan. Add in minced garlic and sliced onions. Cook until onions are translucent then add in sausages and sundried tomatoes.
Sprinkle Herb and Garlic Pasta powder. Add green olives. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. 
Toss immediately with cooked pasta.
Decorate with Parmesan slivers. Serve immediately.
Joined Apr 3, 2008
Are the parmesan slivers really necessary or optional?
In dishes like this everything is optional.  If you like grated cheese use that instead.  It's a texture preference.  Or use no cheese at all, although that would be sad. 

Instead of the powdered garlic herb product I would definitely use fresh parsley.  There enough garlic in the dish anyway and it's nice to add something fresh and fragrant to pasta right at the last minute.
Joined Jun 7, 2010
Alright thanks Koukouvagia! I wanted to just grate some cheese over it. Adding freshness to the recipe is a good idea but being a newbie on this I'm gonna follow everything that's on here...except for the cheese slivers :p
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