Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream

Delicious and satisfying... I don't remember where this recipe comes from, but it's a pleaser! Easily doubled. Also, works well with gf pasta and sausage

  • 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
  1. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add sausage and crushed red pepper.
  3. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook until onion is tender and sausage is light brown, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, cream, and salt.
  6. Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 4 minutes.
  7. (Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and chill.).
  8. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water.
  9. Drain.
  10. Bring sauce to a simmer.
  11. Add pasta to sauce and cook until pasta is heated through and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes.
  12. Divide pasta between plates.
  13. Sprinkle with parsley.
  14. Serve, passing Parmesan separately.


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