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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tomato Cream Sauce with Sweet Sausage

I ran across some fun pasta the other day so I had to come up with a way to serve it. I kind of think of Italian food like I do Mexican food...there’s a ba-jillion ways to serve the same ingredients. But, it doesn’t make me love either one any less. Love, love, love them both. So making this tomato cream sauce to go with our new pasta was like eating something brand new! This is super good, comes together in a flash and the leftovers are great!

Tomato Cream Sauce 
with Sweet Sausage
1 14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
1 pound Italian sweet sausage ~ casings removed
1 medium onion ~ diced
2 cloves garlic ~ minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper to taste
8 ounces pasta (I used calamarata) ~ cooked and drained. 
In a large skillet, cook the sausage until done. Remove to a plate. 
In the same skillet, saute the onion and garlic for 10 minutes. 
Pour in the chicken stock to de-glaze the pan. 
Add the canned tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil and red pepper flakes.
Allow to cook for about 10 minutes. 
Stir in the cream then add the cooked sausage. 
Allow to heat through then serve over pasta.

The line-up!

Brown the sausage then remove to plate. Brown the onion and garlic in the pan.

Add the chicken stock. Then add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil and red pepper flakes.

Add the cream and allow to cook for about 10 minutes.

Then add the cooked sausage to the cream mixture and heat through.

Serve over pasta and enjoy!


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