Originated in Italy about 1000 years ago, pasta has become one of the most common foods around the world with countless international adaptations. You can prepare a very simple pasta dish by only topping boiled pasta with mayo and ketchup; or you may spend hours to serve a pasta dish by including a lot of ingredients and cooking styles to your recipe. In my sausage caprese penne recipe, I tried to make a mouthwatering dish, not very simple, not very complicated either.
Penne is special for me and my husband. On our last trip to Rome, we had the best pasta ever, and it was penne. So we have the feeling that all penne recipes are so tasty. But this time we tried really hard to make a very tasty penne recipe. The result? We loved it!
Searching the net for a bright idea, we came across a spaghetti caprese recipe and were immediately inspired by the idea. Basil, white cheese and tomato sauce make a great trio for any kind of recipe ranging from salads to pasta. Caprese recipes also remind us of Italy days.
Finding fresh basil may be difficult especially in winter, but dried basil gives the same flavor though not very fresh looking. The key point here is not to wait until the very last moment to add the dried basil in order to get the most from its flavor.
We had some sausages at home, so we decided on sausage caprese penne recipe, but you can try prosciutto or any kind of dried meat. Penne is also not a must, pick up your favorite pasta and do it. Cream, mozzarella and parmesan on the top gave it a really soft and creamy texture that we wanted to have. One step ahead would be some dried tomatoes which we unfortunately didn’t have at home. As a substitute, some chopped peppers also gave a nice touch.
You can try this sausage caprese penne recipe for a large weekend lunch or dinner. It’s not very practical and fast, but I bet you’ll enjoy the the result. The next time you are having guests, spend one hour in the kitchen and make them a surprise they will never forget. But do it only if they bring a bottle of nice wine to enjoy with your sausage caprese penne.