Friday, May 27, 2011

Farfelle with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream

I am so glad the weekend is finally here! I am even happier that I am not sitting on I95 right now in a ton of traffic. Holiday weekends in northern Virginia spell one thing - Major Traffic! We usually head to the beach on holiday weekends but not this year. Instead we'll probably go in a few weeks when there is no traffic. Makes a lot more sense to me.

This recipe comes from the January 2006 issue of Bon Appetit. It is exactly the kind of dish I love to make and eat. I love one dish meals and my favorites always have pasta in them. This goes a long way and is very versatile. You can add some of your own extra ingredients if you like or just have it the way the recipes states. It's a winner and one I will make again and again.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and lots of fun!!! Let the sun keep shining!

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound sweet Italian sausages, casings removed

1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (I omitted this since my son doesn't care for spicy food)

1 cup chopped onion

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 28-0unce can crushed tomatoes with added puree

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 pound farfalle (bow-tie pasta)

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (I used dried)

Freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and crushed red pepper. Saute until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up with back of fork, about 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic; saute until onion is tender and sausage is browned, about 3 minutes longer. Add tomatoes and cream. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sausage mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooked liquid. Return pasta to same pot. Add sausage mixture and toss over medium-low heat until sauce coats pasta, adding reserved cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry. Transfer pasta to serving dish. Sprinkle with basil. Serve, adding cheese.


Lara said...

This is totally our kind of meal. :) Enjoy a hot, humid Memorial Day weekend!

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

Anything with Italian sausages has me hooked. Yum!

teresa said...

oh i just love dishes like this! how yummy! enjoy your weekend!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! This looks great :) Is it weird that farfelle is one of my favorite pastas because I love it's name...haha :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks delicious!

Cheryl said...

I love me some Pasta, I actually have every single thing in my pantry to make this! Enjoy Summer here in Oregon it has not appeared yet!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Tuesday!

Monica H said...

Thislooks mighty tasty. I bet cheese ravioli would be awesome in place of the farfalle. yum!