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Penne with Sausage, Tomatoes and Potatoes

 
One serving costs about $2.2

$2.20 per serving

4 people like this recipe

4 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:71%

Spoonacular Score: 71%

 

Penne with Sausage, Tomatoes and Potatoes might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 1403 calories, 36g of protein, and 94g of fat. For $2.22 per serving, this recipe covers 35% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Only a few people made this recipe, and 4 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up butter, canned tomatoes, salt, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the butter you could follow this main course with the Cinnamon Butter Cake as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 76%. This score is solid. Try Italian Sausage with Tomatoes and Penne, Penne with Sausage and Roasted Tomatoes, and Baked Penne with Italian Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomatoes for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 lb
0.5 lb butter
butter
15 oz
15 oz whole canned tomatoes
whole canned tomatoes
4
4  sweet italian sausages
sweet italian sausages
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 lb
1 lb penne pasta
penne pasta
2 small
2 small potatoes
potatoes
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.5 lb butter
0.5 lb
butter
15 oz whole canned tomatoes
15 oz
whole canned tomatoes
4  sweet italian sausages
4
sweet italian sausages
3 Tbsps olive oil
3 Tbsps
olive oil
1 lb penne pasta
1 lb
penne pasta
2 small potatoes
2 small
potatoes
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. In a large pot add the potatoes and salted water. Bring the water to a boiling and cook the penne pasta until they are al dente.
  2. Meanwhile in a large deep skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until warm, but not smoking.
  3. Add the sausage to the skillet. Cook on medium high heat until nicely browned and cooked through. About 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook over medium low heat.
  5. Add the pasta and potatoes to the skillet and add the butter and cook stirring until the pasta is well coated.
  6. Transfer to bowls and serve right the way.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.20
Ingredient
½ pounds butter
15 ounces whole canned tomatoes
4 sweet italian sausages
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound penne pasta
2 smalls potatoes
Price
$1.94
$0.91
$4.00
$0.50
$0.97
$0.45
$8.78

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Store potatoes and sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place, and never put them in the refrigerator. At cold temperatures, the starch in potatoes is turned into sugar, affecting their flavor. For more information about selecting and storing potatoes, check out this lesson about potatoes in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips
Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1390 Calories
35g Protein
93g Total Fat
103g Carbs
24% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1390
70%

Fat
93g
144%

  Saturated Fat
43g
272%

Carbohydrates
103g
35%

  Sugar
7g
9%

Cholesterol
207mg
69%

Sodium
1670mg
73%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
35g
70%

Selenium
100µg
144%

Manganese
1mg
91%

Vitamin B1
0.84mg
56%

Copper
0.97mg
49%

Phosphorus
453mg
45%

Vitamin B6
0.86mg
43%

Iron
7mg
39%

Vitamin B3
7mg
39%

Potassium
1212mg
35%

Vitamin A
1645IU
33%

Fiber
7g
31%

Magnesium
117mg
29%

Vitamin E
4mg
29%

Zinc
4mg
28%

Vitamin C
21mg
26%

Vitamin B2
0.36mg
21%

Vitamin B12
1µg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
17%

Vitamin K
16µg
15%

Folate
59µg
15%

Calcium
119mg
12%

Vitamin D
0.85µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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