pasta-with-sausage-tomatoes-and-cream

Ingredients:

Servings: 2

  • 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

Directions:

  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.