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Michael Symon's Stove Top Pastitsio

Michael Symon
Servings: 6
1 to 30 min

Baked Penne with Sausage

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Michael Symon's Stove Top Pastitsio
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 pound Lamb Sausage (casing removed and crumbled finely)
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 3 Garlic cloves (sliced)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoons Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated Nutmeg
  • 1 bunch fresh Parsley (leaves torn and roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 pound fresh Penne
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is smoking, add the lamb and let sit in the pan to caramelize, about 2 minutes. Add the onion and the garlic and season with salt. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the lamb is well browned. Add the tomato paste and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Season the mixture with salt, pepper, red chili flakes and freshly grated nutmeg. Add half of the chopped parsley and cream and stir to combine.
  • Meanwhile, cook the fresh pasta for 3 to 4 minutes in the boiling salted water (or one minute short of package instructions). Strain the pasta from the water and add to the lamb sauce and toss to coat. Add a ladle of pasta water to loosen sauce, if needed. 
  • Serve with a garnish of parsley and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.
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