Farfalle With Sausage, Artichokes, And Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, sliced, 2 tablespoons of oil reserved
  • 1/2 lb mild Italian sausage
  • 8 oz artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 8 oz farfalle pasta
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • 8 oz mozzarella, shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Heat the oil reserved from the tomatoes in a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the sausages and cook until brown, breaking up the meat into bite-size pieces with a fork, about 8 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a bowl. Add the artichokes and garlic to the same skillet, and saute over medium heat until the garlic is tender, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, wine, and sun-dried tomatoes. Boil over medium-high heat until the sauce reduces slightly, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta in boiling water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta (do not rinse). Add the pasta, sausage, Parmesan, basil, and parsley to the artichoke mixture. Toss until the sauce is almost absorbed by the pasta. Stir in the mozzarella. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve, passing the additional Parmesan cheese alongside.
  3. Recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride
A very hearty pasta dish that we adapted from Giada's Family Dinners: