Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream







  • tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 lb sweet Italian Sausage Link, casings removed,crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes 
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes, drained,coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • ounces Pasta
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced Parsley  
  • grated Cheese 




  • 1. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

    2. Add sausage and crushed red pepper.

    3. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes.

    4. 
    Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook until onion is tender and sausage is light brown, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
    5.  Add tomatoes, cream, and salt.

    6.  Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 4 minutes.

    7.  
    (Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and chill.).
    8. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water. Drain.

    9. Bring sauce to a simmer.

    10. Add pasta to sauce and cook until pasta is heated through and sauce thickens, stirring ocassionally, for about 2 minutes.

    11. Serve and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese.  

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