Italian Sausage and Pasta in a Cream Basil Sauce

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Italian Sausage and Pasta in a Cream Basil Sauce is a creamy, cheesy and savory main dish that can be on the dinner table in 30 minutes!

Italian Sausage and Pasta in a Cream Basil Sauce

Italian Sausage and Pasta in a Cream Basil Sauce

Italian Sausage and Pasta in a Cream Basil Sauce.  AllRecipes.com has teamed up with Johnsonville Sausages this month, and as an AllRecipes Allstar, I have been asked to make a few recipes from the collection of Johnsonville’s sponsored recipes on AllRecipes.

I decided on their Bow Ties with Italian Sausage in a Cream Basil Sauce recipe for one of our weeknight dinners and adapted it slightly for our preference and for ingredients I had on-hand. I used the Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage instead of the Johnsonville® Italian Sweet Sausage Links because I had it on hand, but either one would work.  The recipe already had dozens of rave reviews online so I was excited to try it.

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It was so easy.  Prepare the pasta according to package directions.  Brown the sausage in a skillet. Sprinkle with a little crushed red pepper and cook until sausage is no longer pink. Add the onion and garlic and saute.  Stir in chopped tomatoes, and salt.  Cook for about three minutes. Pour in the half and half, cream and parmesan. Stir on low until thickened. Stir in the cooked pasta and basil. Sprinkle on the mozzarella. Done!

The result?  My husband mumbling “this is really good” while he is eating and then asking for seconds. After finishing off the second plate, asked “Is there any more?” I asked if he would want me to make this again. He response: “Absolutely!”   That is the definition of a successful dinner in our house! This creamy, comforting, slightly spicy sausage and pasta dish was a hit!

This recipe has it all.  In addition to tasting fantastic, it is quick and easy to prepare, which makes any weeknight dinner a breeze.  Try it and your family will be impressed and their tummies will be very happy.

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Italian Sausage and Pasta in a Cream Basil Sauce

Spicy Italian Sausage and bow tie pasta in a creamy basil sauce with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It is easy to make and can be on the table in 30 minutes.

Prep Time

5

minutes

Cook Time

25

minutes

Total Time

30

minutes

Servings

5

Calories

385

kcal

Author

Michele @ Flavor Mosaic

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups

    farfalle pasta

    (bow-tie pasta)

  • 1

    16 oz package

    Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage

  • 2

    tablespoons

    olive oil

  • 1/2

    teaspoon

    red pepper flakes

  • 1/2

    cup

    diced onion

  • 3

    cloves

    garlic

    minced

  • 1 1/2

    cups

    fresh cherry tomatoes

    cut in half

  • 1

    cup

    half and half

  • 1/2

    cup

    heavy cream

  • 1/4

    teaspoon

    salt

  • 1/4

    cup

    grated parmesan cheese

  • 1/4

    cup

    shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2

    cup

    chopped fresh basil

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Instructions 

  • Prepare the pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and crumble it with a spoon as it cooks.

  • Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and continue cooking until sausage is no longer pink.

  • Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes until onion softens. Add garlic and stir for about 1 minute.

  • Stir in cherry tomatoes and salt, and cook for about 5 minutes.

  • Add half and half and heavy cream and parmesan cheese; simmer on low until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes).

  • Stir in the cooked pasta and basil and cook until heated through, roughly about 3 minutes.

  • Top with fresh basil, and shredded mozzarella.

Nutrition

Calories:

385

kcal

|

Carbohydrates:

34

g

|

Protein:

11

g

|

Fat:

23

g

|

Saturated Fat:

11

g

|

Cholesterol:

59

mg

|

Sodium:

267

mg

|

Potassium:

305

mg

|

Fiber:

2

g

|

Sugar:

3

g

|

Vitamin A:

1161

IU

|

Vitamin C:

9

mg

|

Calcium:

173

mg

|

Iron:

1

mg

 

Disclaimer

I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com.

Products received from advertiser are only used for experienced-based reviews on Flavor Mosaic. The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Occasional Cooker.

 

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