Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream Read


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 lb sweet Italian sausage link, casings removed,crumbled
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes
1/4 cup diced onion
1 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes, drained,coarsely chopped
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons minced parsley
grated parmesan cheese


Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
Add sausage and crushed red pepper.
Cook until sausage is no longer pink, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes.
Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook until onion is tender and sausage is light brown, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
Add tomatoes, cream, and salt.
Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 4 minutes.
(Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and chill.)
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water.
Bring sauce to a simmer.
Add pasta to sauce and cook until pasta is heated through and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes.
Divide pasta between plates.
Sprinkle with parsley.
Serve, passing Parmesan separately.

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