Penne Mediterranean

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INGREDIENTS

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)

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

  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.