Penne Mediterranean

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1 pound Penne Pasta, Ziti, or Mostaccioli (cooked according to package directions)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 Aidells Italian Sausage (sliced on the bia)
1/2 cup Green Zucchini or Green Summer Squash
1/2 cup Yellow Summer Squash
2 cloves fresh garlic (chopped)
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 cup Red Cherry Tomatoes (sliced in half)
1/3 cup Niçoise olives (chopped)
6 cups arugula
3 tablespoons basil leaves (coarsely chopped)
1/2 teaspoon Fresh Thyme leaves
extra virgin olive oil (for drizzle)
Grated Pecorino Cheese (as needed)


  1. Cook your pasta as your package directs.

  2. While the pasta boils, in a large pan - sauté the sausage, squash, garlic, hot red pepper flakes, in the oil in a pan until the sausage is browned.

  3. Add the cherry tomatoes, arugula, and Thyme. Toss and cook until the arugula wilts – about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and mix well. Drizzle with a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil and serve with grated Pecorino and chopped Basil.