Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bow Ties with sausage, tomato, and cream

A winner! Even my picky toddler wanted more :) The tomato cream sauce is so good! No red pepper flakes for us, though. And I used the fresh cream from my unpasturized milk instead of whipping cream and it was so yummy :) We might just eat it over quinoa some of the time since we try to avoid pasta as much as possible

1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage (removed from the casing)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (can omit/decrease if your family doesn't like spicy dishes)
1/2 cup diced onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 ounce) can Italian-style plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (or half & half to save on calories)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, cream, and salt. Simmer until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir cooked pasta into sauce, and heat through. Sprinkle with parsley.


mel said...

found this through Kelly's Korner! This looks YUMMY! I love pasta dishes, especially with sausage!