Monday, February 14, 2011

Farfalle pasta with Italian sausage

I first saw this recipe at and it confused me some... mostly because the addition of the cream seemed weird to me... However, I gave it the ole girl scout try and ooooh, man. So yumma!


1 (12 ounce) package farfalle pasta
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, ground
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 diced purple onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans diced tomatoes, the kind with basil, garlic, and oregano
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 oz Provolone cheese, shredded


1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

2.In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and pepper flakes until sausage is evenly brown, drain and add back to pan. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, cream, and salt. Simmer until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes.

3.Stir cooked pasta into sauce, add cheese, and mix in until it's all melty and stuff, and heat through.