Penne with Corn and Spicy Sausage

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
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Ingredients

1 pound penne rigate

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

12 ounces spicy Italian sausage (about 4 links), casings removed 

2 shallots, diced 

2 cup frozen corn, thawed 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus for the pasta water

8 ounces mascarpone, room temperature 

1 tablespoon Calabrian chile paste

1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano, plus for serving 

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the penne and cook according to package directions or until al dente. Drain well, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sausage; cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up the sausage into bite-size pieces with a wooden spoon. Add the shallots and cook for another minute. Stir in the corn and salt, and cook, stirring often, until the corn is warmed through, another 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl.
  3. To the bowl, add the mascarpone, chile paste and the hot pasta and reserved pasta water. Add the Parmesan directly over the untossed hot pasta. Using a large serving spoon, toss everything together well. Add the basil and toss again. Serve with additional Parmesan if desired.

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