Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dinner tonight...

I made this for dinner tonight and it was super yummy! I'm not that great of a photographer, so this picture doesn't do it justice!!! Happy cooking!
Italian Sausage Pasta

1 pkg (16oz) bow tie pasta (or whatever you like)
1 lb Italian Sausage (you can buy the links and cut into small pieces and brown like meatballs or chop up like hamburger)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1-1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (I omitted this because we don't like spicy stuff)
2 cans (14-1/2 oz) Italian stewed tomatoes
1-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (I only used 1 cup)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 pkg shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile in a dutch oven, cook the sausage, onion, garlic and pepper flakes over medium heat for 4 - 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain well, stir in tomatoes, cream, salt and basil. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 6 to 8 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta, toss with sausage mixture or serve separate. Garnish with cheese!!


Kathy said...

Your photo does do it justice!!! Looks great!!! Very yummmy!!!

Heidi said...

I have made this before (found my recipe in Simple & Delicious and am sure it's the exact same). It is very good! My dad requested this for his birthday dinner. I don't get to make it often because sausage bothers Brad's tummy :(

teresa said...

Oh YUM! I can only imagine that this was bursting with flavor!

Mary said...

I'll wager this is delicious. It looks terrific.

Delectable Dining said...

This sounds wonderful! I'm adding it to our menu for next week!

Katy ~ said...

Definitely something we would enjoy! Adding this to my cache of must-make recipes. Thanks for sharing such a delicious post. YUM!

Sweta said...

Will try this with the pepper-we LOVE spicy stuff!!
Looks great :)

Tara said...

Kathy: Thanks!! You're too kind! Maybe I can hire the hubby to be my photographer too!! ;0)

Heidi: I love this recipe too...got it from my Aunt but I think I have another version of it around here somewhere too.

Teresa: It was REALLY flavorful. The sausage really brings out the flavor in the sauce!

Mary: Thanks bunches...it truly was DELISH!!! Wishing my family thought the same but they are not big Italian sausage fans...I'll be eating this for a few days!! But, I don't mind! hahaha

DD: Awesome!! Let me know what you think about it!

Katy: No, Thank YOU for checking out my post!! I'm not the greatest blogger or photographer..trying to keep up with Kathy...IMPOSSIBLE!! teehee

Sweta: Thanks ;0)...let me know what you think with the spicy kick added to it!

Julie said...

Looks like a wonderful combo!

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great nice American blog

Tara said...

Julie: It's really a great dish...let me know if you try it!

Chow and Chatter: Thanks for stopping by. I loved reading your blog as well. I'm very envious about your trip to Destin....been wanting to go there for EVER!! Welcome to the states!!

Rachel said...

This sounds so good...we love pasta dishes...especially ones that call for Italian sausage! This would be a great meal for my husband to make on a night that I work and get home late--he loves trying new recipes!

~Dana said...

I'm one to go for the spicy sausage foods... looks delish!

Tara said...

Rachel this is definitely a good throw together fast kinda meal... And, it tastes great too! I hope y'all enjoy it!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks terrific! I bet the cream makes it rich and decadent. And a little bit of spicy heat just sounds perfect!