Penne with spicy turkey sausage


1 pound of penne or any favorite pasta

12 ounces of spicy chicken or turkey sausage, casings removed

1 large onion diced

1 cup of pasta water

2 cups frozen corn

8 ounces of mascarpone cheese

1 tbsp of spicy chili paste like sambal or Calabrian chili paste

1/4 cup of fresh basil chopped

1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

2 tbsp of canola oil or olive oil


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 cup of the pasta water.

Meanwhile, heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and sausage cook about 5 minutes, breaking up the sausage into bite size pieces with a wooden spoon. Add the onion 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.

To the bowl, add the mascarpone cheese, chili paste and hot pasta and reserved pasta water. Add the parmesan cheese directly over the untossed hot pasta. Using a large serving spoon toss everything together well. Add basil and toss again. Serve with additional parmesan if desired and enjoy!