Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream

1 (12 oz.) pkg. bow tie pasta
2 TBS olive oil
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed, and crumbled
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 (28 oz.) can Italian-style plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBS minced, fresh parsley

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 - 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain
2. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage and pepper flakes until sausage is evenly brown. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, cream, and salt. Simmer until mixture thickens, 8 - 10 minutes.
3. Stir cooked pasta into sauce and heat through. Sprinkle with parsley.

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