Homemade Italian Sausage and Hoosier Style Creamy Penne

If you are looking for a classic comfort food dish, search no more! This satisfying pasta dish has everything you want in a meal. From homemade Italian sausage to a sauce made with fresh ingredients, this main course will become a regular in your home!

 

Homemade Italian Sausage

  • 3 lbs. Tyner Pond Farm Ground Pork
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground fennel
  • ½ tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme

Place ground pork and vinegar in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle all the seasonings over the meat. Mix together (your hands are best) until all the seasonings are equally distributed. Divide into three equal portions. Package and refrigerate or freeze for future use.

Creamy Penne – Hoosier Style

  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage made with Tyner Pond Farm ground pork
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans Red Gold diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano, drained
  • ½ cup Trader’s Point Creamery Whole Milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ Tbsp. salt
  • 12 oz. penne pasta

Brown sausage in olive oil in large skillet or Dutch oven. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until tender.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and penne and cook until al dente. (Check directions on package.)

Stir milk, cream and tomatoes into the sausage mixture. Simmer until it thickens, stirring often. This will take 8-10 minutes.

Drain pasta and combine with the sauce. Heat through.

Serving suggestion: Garnish each serving with chopped fresh parsley or basil.

Submitted by: Deborah Green
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