The other week, I received a whole box of Dei Fratelli products to test out. I had searched for something that incorporated a lot of tomatoes and merged two recipes I found.
12 ounces penne pasta, cooked and drained
splash of olive oil
1 pound Italian or Andiluie sausage (I used the Andiluie)
1 medium onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste or a thick tomato sause
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
dash of dry Italian seasoning
freshly chopped herbs of your choice (I used basil)
Cook and drain your pasta, make sure not to overcook (8-10 minutes if you toss it into boiling water). I doused mine with cold water after draining.
Heat oil in a deep skillet or wok. Saute your onions, garlic and sausage until cooked through.
Pour in wine, and cook for 1 minute, stirring, to deglaze the pan. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. I really loved the Dei Fratelli diced tomatoes – the sauce in the can was rich and thick, unlike most brands I have tried.
Toss with cooked pasta, and place in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Top with mozzarella. Or let your little chef do the job 🙂
Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes to melt the cheese.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product. All opinions are my own. Enjoy the recipe!