Whole Grain Penne With Sausage And Black Truffle

  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
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Fresh black truffle and truffle oil enhance this rich, creamy sauce.
Presented at the 2012 Flavor Summit.


  • 3.3 lbs. Barilla Whole Grain Penne
  • 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 oz. chopped winter black truffle
  • 4 cups diced onion
  • 4 lbs. Italian sausage
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • as needed salt
  • as needed pepper
  • as needed black truffle oil
  • 2 cups grated Pecorino cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

In a skillet, warm 1 cup of the oil with the garlic and chopped truffle, making sure it never boils. Let cool and strain.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Heat 1/2 tsp. oil and saute 2 to 3 Tbsp. onions until slightly opaque. Add 2 1/2 oz. sausage and brown well, breaking up any large chunks. Deglaze with 1 Tbsp. wine. Reduce briefly, then add 1 Tbsp. cream. Season with salt, pepper, and a couple of drops of truffle oil.

Step 4

Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add to the sauce with enough liquid to make a creamy sauce. Stir in 1 1/3 Tbsp. pecorino and 1/2 tsp. parsley. Plate and drizzle with 2 tsp. of the infused garlic oil.

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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Whole Grain Farfalle
  • Whole Grain Penne
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (230g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 682
Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 92mg
Sodium 963mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g

Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 13%
Iron 14%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.