• 188_Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream


    1 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

    6 ounces pasta

    1 1/2 tablespoons minced parsley

    grated parmesan cheese


    Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.

    Add sausage and crushed red pepper.

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

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

    Add tomatoes, cream, and salt.

    Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 4 minutes.

    (Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and chill.).

    Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water.


    Bring sauce to a simmer.

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

    Divide pasta between plates.

    Sprinkle with parsley.

    Serve, passing Parmesan separately.