Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Creamy Tomato and Sausage Pasta

photo from yourhomebasedmom

It was refreshing to use sausage instead of the typical beef or chicken with pasta.  I loved the marinara/cream sauce too!

Creamy Tomato and Sausage Pasta
1 lb. mild Italian Sausage
2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tsp fresh basil, sliced (reserve some to garnish with) or use 2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cans (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 1/2 C cream
1 box penne pasta
Brown the sausage . Cook pasta according to the box. Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Saute until garlic is soft. Add in tomatoes and cream. Stir until it begins to thicken. Add sausage back in and then pour over pasta. If it seems to thick just thin it with some additional cream. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and more fresh basil.


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