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Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage, Sundried Tomatoes & Artichokes

The best pasta for a quick, flavorful dinner any day of the week!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • Large Saute Pan
  • Large Pot
  • Cutting Board & Chef's Knife


  • 3 links Spicy Italian Sausage removed from casing, rolled into small meatballs
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Shallot diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Sundried Tomatoes julienned
  • 1 8oz jar Marinated Artichokes drained
  • 1 lb Pasta penne, fusilli, bronze die, etc.
  • 1/4 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 cup Pasta Water
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil chopped
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a large sauté pan, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat.
  • Working in batches as to not over-crowd the pan, brown the Italian sausage meatballs on all sides. Once browned, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat another 1 Tbsp olive oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes.
  • Deglaze the pan with the dry white wine and allow to reduce by half.
  • Once the wine has reduced, add the chicken stock and return the browned meatballs back to the pan. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer.
  • While the sauce continues to cook, cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • Before draining the pasta, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the large saute pan with the meatballs, sundried tomatoes and artichokes.
  • Add the pasta water to the pan and toss again. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh basil, Italian parsley and lots of parmesan cheese!


This recipe is great because it doesn't require a lot of salt & pepper as the marinated artichokes and Italian sausage are already flavored with spices. 
For a vegetarian version, simply omit the Italian sausage. 
Chicken or turkey sausage also works great!