If you like Italian food, and dinner in 30 minutes, then this recipe is for you! I absolutely love this dish! The sauce is fantastic and the recipe couldn’t be easier! I highly recommend this with garlic toast. It’s a perfect match!
First, you break up the sausages and brown them over medium heat. Stir in the garlic during the last minute. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
Add the tomatoes.
Add the half & half, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper.
Stir in the (drained) cooked pasta and top with fresh, grated Parmesan cheese.
I don’t think you’ll have any leftovers! But if you do, it tastes great reheated in the microwave!
Creamy Pasta and Sausage
1 lb. sausage, casings removed
4 cups dry penne rigate pasta
2 – 3 garlic cloves, minced
28 oz. can Italian plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 1/2 cups half & half
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste
fresh grated Parmesan cheese (sprinkled on top)
1. Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic during the last minute. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain the pasta and set aside.
2. Turn the heat down to medium-low. Add the tomatoes, half & half, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper to the skillet. Add the pasta and stir until thoroughly mixed and heated through.
3. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.
Serves 4 – 5.