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June 11, 2022
Penne with Sausage and Peas


Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 12 ounce package of whole-wheat penne pasta, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 12 ounce package fully cooked roasted garlic chicken sausage, sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup low-sodium, 99 percent fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Step 1Heat a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook as per package directions, 12 minutes. Drain.
  • Step 2Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium- high heat. Add the sausage and cook 3 minutes, turning a few times, until browned. Scoop out sausage with a slotted spoon onto a plate.
  • Step 3Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the garlic. Cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and salt and cook 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, peas and browned sausage. Heat through.
  • Step 4Place cooked pasta in a large bowl. Add sausage mixture and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan. Toss to combine. Top with remaining tablespoon Parmesan and serve warm.
Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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