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Creamy Sausage and Tomato Pasta

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

Serves:

6 Servings

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

Creamy Sausage and Tomato Pasta is one of my favorite Italian dinners to make for my family! The spicy sausage, garlic, tomatoes, cream, and basil may be simple ingredients but they blend together so well in this Creamy Sausage and Tomato Pasta.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces penne pasta, (get a 16 ounce box and use 3/4 of it)

  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage (ground beef can be used as well)

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (16 ounce can) Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (8 ounce can) tomato sauce

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 5-6 big leaves of fresh basil, chopped

  • grated Parmesan and basil for topping

Preparation

  • Cook the pasta in salted water al dente, according to package directions.

  • While pasta is cooking, brown the sausage.

  • Add the onions and garlic to the sausage and saute for a couple of minutes.

  • Pour in the entire can of diced tomatoes and the tomato sauce and heat through.

  • Pour in the cream and heat through. The longer you cook the sauce the thicker it will get so simmer it until it is the consistency you want.

  • Add the fresh basil and let it simmer for a few minutes.

  • Finally, mix the sausage sauce with the pasta and serve. Top each serving with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and basil. Serve with crusty garlic bread.