Cooking Time: 24 min
1 lb (500 g) Italian, Farmers or your favorite fresh Ontario PORK sausage
1 lb (500 g) dried penne pasta
1 cup (250 mL) broccoli florets
1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
1 large red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, cut in thin strips
1 can(28 oz/ 796 mL) crushed Italian tomatoes
3 sundried tomatoes, finely cut
21/2 tsp (12 mL) dried basil
1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1 mL ) salt
Black pepper, to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese
In skillet, sauté Pork sausage over medium heat, until browned, about 11 minutes; remove from pan; drain; slice and keep warm.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling water 3 minutes; add broccoli and continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta is tender, but firm. Drain and return to pot.
In skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion until tender, about 3 minutes; add garlic, red pepper, tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and cooked sausage; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
Toss sauce with penne; season with black pepper to taste and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Recipe courtesy of Ontario Pork Procuders