Looking for a great Italian meal that you can make at home but without any hassle? We got your back! With only four ingredients, this Italian classic is so fast and simple to make and is oh so tasty. Our Italian Dinner Night Kit offering is comprised of the following products: Old Major Bulk Italian Sausage, SMT Whole Peeled Tomatoes, Felicetti Organice Penne Rigate, and Sartori Bellavitano Merlot Cheese. (Serves 3-4 people)
Spicy Italian and Penne Rigate Pasta Cooking Instructions & Ingredients
Fill up a large pot of water with sufficient water to boil pasta. Add enough salt until the water tastes as salty as the sea. Bring the water to a boil. While the water is warming, in another pan add 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil, saute 2 cloves finely chopped garlic (or pressed with a garlic press) & one cup of diced red onion on medium high heat. Cook until the onions are translucent and starting to brown. Deglaze pan with a cup of dry red Italian wine and cook off alcohol. Add can of tomatoes to pan and decrease the heat to medium-low heat. Crush the tomatoes as they cook down. Allow the sauce to simmer for 30 minutes to an hour (the longer the better). Once the sauce has reduced and thickened, reduce heat to low or warm. If the sauce thickens adequately faster than 30 minutes, reduce to low and let it sit. In fry pan or shallow sauce pan, prepare the Italian Sausage by first heating the pan over medium heat; once hot, put in the sausage. Break it apart with a spatula and once it’s well broken up, stir occasionally as it browns. Reduce heat if it’s browning too quickly. Ground sausage is finished cooking when it’s firm to the touch and the raw appearance is gone. Drain excess rendered fat and add the sauce to the sausage pan. Mix until the two are fully incorporated. Reduce heat to warm or low. Salt to Taste.
Plate pasta, top with sauce, shave or grate Bellavitano on top… generously. Enjoy!
Old Major Bulk Italian Sausage: Pork, Vinegar, Water, Salt, Paprika, Fennel, Spices
SMT Whole Peeled Tomatoes: Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Sea Salt, Calcium Chloride and Citric Acid
Felicetti Organice Penne Rigate: Organic Durum Wheat Semolina, Water (certified organic)
Sartori Bellavitano Merlot Cheese: Bellavitano cheese (pasteurized cow’s milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Merlot Wine (grapes, water, yeast)