Pasta You'll Want to Splurge On: How to Make Penne With Saffron & Sausage! by Erica Kane

Pasta Dinner
a year ago
Pasta You'll Want to Splurge On: How to Make Penne With Saffron & Sausage!

Saffron may be a little pricey, but after you taste this pasta dish, you won't regret a single penny! 

You'll need:

  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried thyme, chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound pasta (rigatoni, penne, gluten-free)
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley
  • Parmesan cheese

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In large, nonstick pan, heat olive oil. Sauté chopped onions with thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Once onion is soft, about 6 minutes, add sausage and break up as it cooks, another 6 minutes.
  3. Add cream, saffron threads and a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a rolling simmer and cook until slightly reduced. Cover and let sit. (Let it sit until cool and then bring it back to a simmer before serving. It lets the sauce settle.)
  4. When ready to eat, bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta until al dente. Mix sauce into pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.
Redsaff Saffron Threads
Redsaff Saffron Threads $40
Afghan Grade A saffron is the world's highest quality of saffron rated by ITQI (International Taste and Quality Institute) with a color reading of up to 290.
Saffron Pure Quality
Saffron Pure Quality $13
Enjoy this precious spice on Italian risotto rice as well as on the famous Spanish Paella recipe. Pack of 3. Product of Spain.
Kiva Gourmet Spanish Saffron
Kiva Gourmet Spanish Saffron $21
Hand-picked and carefully selected to ensure the utmost flavor and quality. Each bottle contains only the highest rated, full-stemmed threads with no additives or preservatives.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
How delish is this?! Thanks for answering the question, "What's for dinner?" Erica Kane xoxo

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