Italian sausage ragù with gluten-free penne and peas

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Italian sausage ragù with gluten-free penne and peas

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Italian sausage ragù with gluten-free penne and peas

Gluten-Free Friendly, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 740 Calories/Serving

25–35 Minutes

This fulfilling, gluten-free pasta is both easy and delicious, where mushrooms add earthiness to a hearty pork sauce.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 10 ounces gluten-free quinoa penne
  • Peeled fresh garlic
  • 1 or 2 shallots
  • 3 ounces cremini mushrooms
  • 1 pound fresh loose mild Italian pork sausage (contains pork and spices)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 romaine heart
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • Sunbasket house dressing (olive oil - balsamic vinegar - Dijon mustard - fresh garlic)
  • ¾ cup peas
  • ½ teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)

Nutrition per serving

Total Fat 38g (49% DV), Sat. Fat 10g (50% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 80mg (27% DV), Sodium 1040mg (45% DV), Total Carb. 64g (23% DV), Fiber 6g (21% DV), Total Sugars 5g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 22g
Contains: Milk

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the penne

Bring a medium sauce pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook until just tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drizzle the penne with 1 teaspoon oil.
While the water heats and the penne cooks, make the sauce.


Prep the sauce ingredients

  • Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon.
  • Peel and finely chop enough shallots to measure ¼ cup.
  • Thinly slice the mushrooms.
  • Cut a small corner from the sausage packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.


Cook the sauce

In a large sauce pot over medium heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the garlic, shallots, and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are lightly browned and softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the sausage and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.
While the sauce cooks, prepare the salad.


Make the salad

  • Trim the root end from the romaine heart; separate the leaves.
  • Coarsely tear the romaine leaves.
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. Set aside half for garnish.
  • Measure out 2 tablespoons Pecorino Romano for the salad; set aside the rest for garnish.
In a medium bowl, combine the romaine, half the parsley, and half the house dressing and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add more house dressing if needed. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Pecorino Romano.


Finish the pasta

Stir the peas, pasta cooking water, and penne into the sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.


Transfer the pasta to individual bowls. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and Pecorino Romano and as many chile flakes as you like. Serve with the salad and remaining dressing on the side.

Kids can!
  • Press the garlic (if you have a press).
  • Tear the romaine; toss the salad.
  • Sprinkle the cheese and parsley.
  • Set the table.
  • Sing "O Sole Mio”.