Creamy Sausage & Bowtie Pasta

This is a top five favorite meal of my kids and that’s fine by me because it’s SUPER easy and I almost always have everything on hand for it. It tastes like it came out of a fine Italian kitchen and leftovers are even better than the first day. Why is pasta always like that? I like to use chicken sausage almost exclusively for flavor and texture reasons but you can easily put in regular sausage here but be sure to drain the fat as the chicken sausage virtually has none to drain. In my photos, I forgot to add in another can of tomatoes and one of my cans wasn’t Italian tomatoes so I added a teaspoon of Spaghetti seasoning (amazing stuff from Costco) into it. I have made this many times with heavy cream as the recipe calls for but I have used half/half with success so I usually use that instead. Either are fine! This would be even better with a little parmesan on top but I didn’t have that on hand. Hope you can make this yummy comfort dinner this week for your family! Full recipe below. Serve with a Caesar and call it good.

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Creamy Sausage & Bowtie Pasta

Ingredients:

1 -12 ounce box bowtie pasta
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 lb Italian sausage
1/2 onion, diced
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 28 ounce can of Italian stewed tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 cup heavy cream (or I regularly sub half/half without a problem)
1 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Pepper to taste

  1. Bring pot of water to boil, salt water and add in pasta. Cook until al dente.
  2. In large pan, add oil, sausage, onion and garlic and cook until sausage is cooked through and starting to brown.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, cream and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for 10 minutes to thicken.
  4. Pour sauce onto pasta, add in parsley and enjoy!

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