November 6, 2013

Penne with Creamy Mustard Sauce and Sausage :: Recipe

I didn't realize how poor the lighting was when I took these pictures, so the colors are a little off. Pretend it looks super appetizing! I saw Love and Bellini's recipe a couple weeks ago and decided to vegetarian-ify it, which was very easy. I am not really a "measurements" kind of gal, so I winged it a little bit. For example, I don't have a parking knife...or really any sharp knife, so I used a butter knife to cut an onion, which meant that a lot of the onion didn't really make it into the pan. Oops. Either way, it still tasted great!

  •  2 Tablespoons Butter or Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Penne Pasta (I prefer brown rice pasta) 
  • 1 Package Lightlife Italian Sausage (or 1lb real Italian Sausage) 
  • 1 Vidalia Onion, Chopped 
  • 3 Teaspoons Crushed Garlic (or 3 Cloves, Minced)
  • 3/4 Cup Cooking White Wine 
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream 
  • 3 Tablespoons Spicy Brown Mustard 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper 
  • Handful Basil, Thinly Sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  1. Cut sausage into 1/4" slices and heat butter or oil in pan, you can also use a spray like Pam since all you're really doing is preventing the sausage from burning. Brown sausage, which should take around two minutes.
  2. Add chopped onion and a pinch of salt. Saute until soft (but not mushy!). This can take up to 5 minutes or so.
  3. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and saute another few minutes before adding the wine. 
  4. Let the wine reduce by half, then pour in the whipping cream and mustard. Allow to simmer together for several minutes until the flavors are thoroughly combined.
  5. Remove from heat and add pasta and basil. Coat thoroughly before serving.
  6. Finish with salt and pepper to taste (I like lots of pepper and didn't think this recipe needed much salt).
Oh, and if you want to know what this should actually look like, check out the original recipe on Love and Bellini, she has much better pictures!


  1. How amazing does that look? You make me want to eat this for breakfast!

  2. Yum this looks so good - I love a creamy pasta! Adding it to my list of recipes to try!

  3. this looks amazing! if there was one food i could live off of for my entire life it would be pasta! definitely going to give this a try next time i make it!
    xx Corinne

  4. Trust me this looks delicious, but I know what you mean sometimes when I take pictures of my food for recipes I'm posting the lighting makes it look weird. I bet the spicy brown mustard adds a fun kick to the recipe, thanks for sharing.

  5. Yuuum my mouth just watered. Now if only I could convince my boyfriend to make me this (i'm so lazy haha)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  6. This is making my mouth water! I will definitely be trying this recipe next week : )

  7. That looks amazing! Definitely trying this recipe this weekend!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  8. this looks absolutely delicious!! I know what i'm making for din :)

    Lady à la Mode


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