Creamy Sausage and Tomato Pasta Recipe

Creamy Sausage and Tomato Pasta

Makes 4-6 servings

4-5 Italian sausages (about 1 pound) found in the fresh meat department (I used turkey Italian sausage)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
12 ounces penne pasta (get a 16 ounce box and use 3/4 of it)
grated Parmesan for topping

Cook the pasta in salted water al dente, according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, brown the sausages and cut them into slices (I actually removed the casings and then browned and crumbled the sausages like you would ground beef).
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 half-and-half 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 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. Serve with garlic bread and side salad.

Recipe adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything 

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  1. says

    Thank You! I was exhausted after a long day of school today with the kids and had not a clue what I was going to make for dinner. Like magic while I was flipping through my recipe box this recipe popped up on my email. I made this tonight for dinner and the entire family loved it. Thanks!

  2. Aitza says

    I made this last night but I used sweet apple chicken sausage and it was delicious!! And the kids LOVED it which is a plus. Will definately be making this again!!!

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