Penne with broccolini, pork sausage, lemon zest and ricotta

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Penne with broccolini, pork sausage, lemon zest & ricotta

A delicious summer penne featuring caramelized pork sausage, crunchy broccolini, zesty lemon and fragrant thyme. This quick and easy pasta recipe has all the feels and will be sure to impress the whole family!

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes


1 packet Penne

Olive Oil to drizzle

1 packet Pork Sausage - skin removed  

100g FRESH GROWER SLENDER STEMS thinly sliced  

A handful of fresh Thyme

2 Garlic Cloves - minced  

¼ cup white wine

1 cup Ricotta

1 Lemon - zest grated and juice

A handful of Parmesan

Extra Virgin Avocado Oil with lemon Zest

Ara Sauvignon Blanc to match


  1. Cook the Penne as per packet instructions - reserve ¼ cup of pasta cooking water.

  2. In a deep heavy based saucepan over a medium heat, fry off the sausage meat in little chunks in a drizzle of olive oil. Fry until almost golden - about 5 minutes.  

  3. Add the thinly sliced broccolini, thyme and garlic and fry for a further 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the white wine and continue cooking until the liquid is evaporated.

  5. Add the cooked pasta to the sausage pan. Mix. Then fold the ricotta, lemon zest & juice and pasta water through until well incorporated.

  6. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan,  a drizzle of Avocado lemon Zest Oil and some extra thyme.

  7. Devour!