Curtis Stone’s Sausage Meatballs and Penne

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, September 5, 2016

Aired September 5, 2016

Serves 4-6

1 pound penne
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large hot Italian sausage, left in casing
1 large sweet Italian sausage, left in casing
2-3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 cup white wine
2 cups tomato puree, such a passata
Garlic breadcrumbs, for serving


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Liberally salt the water and cook penne to al dente.

While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. With your fingers, break off little pieces of the sausage with its casing to form sausage meatballs, about 4-5 per sausage. Brown the sausage balls on all sides. Add garlic to the pan and cook until slightly brown; deglaze with white wine. Add tomato purée and cook until slightly reduced and the sausage meatballs are cooked through, about 4-5 minutes.

Toss hot penne with meatballs and sauce, and top with garlic breadcrumbs.