Another one? In less than a week? I know…I amaze myself too.
I’ve been really trying to cook for the family lately. We all love pasta and sausage and…well…cream. So when I saw this dish, I quickly added it to my dinner plan.
This dish came together super fast and it was DELISH! Not the healthiest meal but definitely a tasty one.
Bowtie Pasta with Sausage Cream Sauce
1 box bowties
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flake
1/2 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 cups heavy cream
Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
Parmesan cheese (optional)
In a large stockpot, bring water to a boil. Cook bowties according to package directions.
In another large skillet, cook sausage and red pepper over medium heat, breaking into pieces. Once cooked, add onion and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent, then add tomatoes, cream, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to simmer and let bubble away while pasta cooks.
Once pasta is done, drain and add to sauce. Toss to coat, then let cook in the sauce for a minute or two. This allows the pasta to soak up some of the sauce.
To serve, top with parsley and Parmesan cheese.
Of course, the little boy only ate the pasta. I’m beginning to think he’s part vegetarian!