Penne with Caribbean Passion Italian Sausages

Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 packs Caribbean Passion Italian sausages
  • 3 cups Uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 Small plum tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups Tomato pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup Shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Fresh basil ½ chopped, ½ reserved whole leaves
  • 1 tbsp Fresh oregano chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Brush a stovetop grill pan or barbecue grill with oil and heat.  Grill sausages on medium heat for 8 -10 minutes, turning frequently. Add halved tomatoes to the grill for the last 4 minutes, grilling 2 minutes per side.  Set sausages and tomatoes aside and keep warm.
  • Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • Heat the oil on medium heat.  Add oregano and garlic, spin for 1 minute taking care that the garlic does not burn. Add the pasta sauce and heat through.
  • Cut sausages in ½ inch slices.
  • Once the sauce is hot, turn off the heat and add sausages, tomatoes and pasta to the sauce and toss.
  • Serve in bowls, topped with parmesan and reserved basil leaves with a fresh green salad if desired.

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