Penne with Andouille Sausage and Goats Cheese

    30 minutes

    This is a delicious recipe if you can find good spicy andouille sausages. They are perfectly set off by rocket and goats cheese.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g penne pasta
    • 4 links spicy chicken andouille sausage
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/3 cup pesto
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
    • 1 (400g) tin cannellini beans, undrained
    • 3 cups torn rocket leaves
    • 300g grape tomatoes, halved
    • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 125g crumbled goats cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente, and drain.
    2. In a frypan over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown. Cool and slice.
    3. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat and cook the garlic 1 minute, until lightly browned. Mix in sausage, pesto and white wine. Cook and stir until heated through. Mix in beans with liquid and rocket and cook until rocket is wilted. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until heated through. Toss with pasta, season with salt and pepper and top with goats cheese to serve.

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    I have never taken the time to rate any recipe I have used on this site, but I felt compelled to leave this rating after tasting this dish.......absolutely DELICIOUS and wouldn't change anything. Used spicy chicken andouille sausage from Trader Joes and for the pesto, used an awesome recipe I found on the foodnetwork website for basil pesto which had pinenuts in it.  -  14 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this dish the other night and it was absolutely delicious. The only 2 things I changed was I used chicken broth in place of the wine (not a huge wine person) and I used Feta cheese in place of the goat cheese. VERY GOOD!  -  15 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a great recipe. I made a few changes. I used Whole Wheat penne, and didn't have any beans, or cherry tomatoes to add and I substituted spinach for the arugula. I also added pine nuts, which were a great addition. I also used the Costco mozzarella, spinach and tomato sausage that I saw someone else used, and it work great. I plan on making this again, but I will use the cherry tomatoes for sure.  -  02 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)