Italian Sausage Puttanesca

  • Patten Posted: 04/12/09
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    yummy yummy. doubled the recipe - doesn't it just beg to be doubled?? half a package of sausage, half a package of penne?? froze the other half for another night. very flavorful and filling. good pasta:sauce ratio.

  • carolfitz Posted: 02/14/09
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    Only made the sauce (not the baked pasta dish) using sweet Italian turkey sausage in uneven chunks rather than crumbled, sun-dried tomato paste, and added 1/2tsp red pepper flakes. Excellent. Served in small portions over fresh tri-colored linguine with the cheese sprinkled on top. Baby spinach/mushroom/tomato salad on the side. Gorgeous.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 10/31/10
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    Excellent pasta dish with a lot of zip and flavor. Can't imagine making it without the kalmata olives, capers, and anchovies. That's what gives it the rich, earthy flavor and the tang. I doubled the anchovy paste and added crushed red pepper (all I had was mild Italian chicken sausage) and served with spinach. Next time, I will make much less penne--4-6 oz. would have been fine and I wound up fishing the extra out and using it another dish. Servings are huge, too.UPDATE: Made with 5 oz. dry pasta and just 6 oz. sausage, and it's perfect. I think the 8 oz amounts must be misprints, because the calorie content (based on adding each ingredient to the calculator) using 4 oz. dry pasta and 6 oz. uncooked turkey Italian sausage is 433 per person.

  • share10 Posted: 07/07/10
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    This was perfect!! I used low fat Turkey sausage instead, can't tell the difference. I also used large capers and also very good. Quick and easy to make!

  • Abuddfont Posted: 11/14/12
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    This was absolutely delicious. For the steady dieter, this is perfect for those who dont. Packs all the flavor and is a pasta dish. Only thing I did differently was used San Marzano crushed tomatoes instead of whole ones. I also accidently dumped all the brine from the capers in and I think it helped! If you like spicy, red pepper flakes only add perfection. This might be my favorite recipe for the WW lunch club!

  • BBChef Posted: 01/03/14
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    I rarely come upon a new pasta dish that I would say, WOW! This is such a recipe, though! Very nice flavors that meld beautifully together, but even tastes better when reheated the 2nd time 'round. It even reheats nicely in the microwave, which I never do, but had to do with this recipe because of family issues. While I give it 5 stars, I would not serve this for a special dinner engagement, since it is simply a pasta dish. However, I will be serving this at our next casual Italian Night as it is outstanding in flavors. I did add some salt and red pepper flakes for personal taste. Took advice to reduce pasta to 6-7 oz!

  • KateSullivanGa Posted: 12/23/13
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    What a great recipe! I followed it exactly and it came out perfectly. The flavors melded into a savory, satisfying meal. Used whole grain penne, and cut the whole thing in half, since there were only two of us. With controlled portion, we still had a serving left over for lunch the next day. Will definitely make again.

  • mariposa02 Posted: 01/17/14
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    Followed the recipe exactly except I doubled it (had two teenage boys to feed) and it was absolutely delicious. My husband requested to make it a family regular. Really simple and quick to throw together, too.


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