Double-Cheese Penne with Sausage & Hot Cherry Peppers

Double-Cheese Penne with Sausage & Hot Cherry Peppers
Photo by Scott Phillips

Ingredients

  • 2 or 3 pickled Italian hot cherry peppers (from the jar), cored, seeded, and diced (about 1-½ Tbs.)
  • 1 can (28 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage (4 or 5 links), casings removed
  • ¾ lb. dried penne or ziti
  • 8 oz. shredded low-moisture part-skim mozzarella (about 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • Kosher salt
    • 2 large cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
    • 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (about 2-½ oz.); more for sprinkling

In a large covered pot, bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil. Lightly grease an 8x11-inch baking dish or 6 individual (1-1/2 cup) gratin dishes with 1 tsp. of the olive oil. Add the penne or ziti to the boiling water and cook until it’s just tender but still firm to the tooth, about 11 minutes....

View full recipe at Fine Cooking

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