Recipe: Penne with Maltese sausage (a meal in 10 minutes)

Recipe: Penne with Maltese sausage (a meal in 10 minutes)

Tal-Malti sausages ooze with flavour and this pasta is just as delicious and can be prepared in 10 minutes.

Serves: 2


  • Penne (75-120 g per portion, depending on appetites)
  • 2 Maltese sausages, skin removed, chopped up
  • 10-16 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • Rucola, according to your preference, I used about 20 leaves
  • 1 whole dried chill
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • 4 flakes dried flaked garlic, soaked and chopped up
  • 1 tbsp light single cream 
  • 6 tbsp white or rose wine 
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Freshly grated Pecorino


  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to the package instructions.
  2. In a saucepan, heat up a touch of olive oil and cook the sausage meat on gentle heat until browned together with the garlic flakes.
  3. Add the chilli and oregano and cook further. Add the wine, cook and reduce.
  4. Add the single light cream, just a touch (the dish should not appear creamy) and cook further.
  5. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Drain the pasta. Add the sauce and mix.
  7. Add the cherry tomatoes and rucola.
  8. Plate the pasta and top with a fresh light grating of Pecorino.
  9. Serve immediately.

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