Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins
A salad, crusty bread and wine are all that's needed for a wonderful dinner. From Bon Appetit.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 shallots, chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 30 ounces tomatoes with juice
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3⁄4 lb fettuccine pasta
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
- Add shallots and garlic and sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes.
- Add sausages and sauté until no longer pink, breaking up with back of fork, about 5 minutes.
- Add cream; simmer 5 minutes.
- Add tomatoes with juices, sage and crushed red pepper.
- Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite.
- Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
- Return pasta to same pot; add sauce.
- Toss over medium heat until sauce coats pasta, adding reserved cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer to bowl; sprinkle with cheese and serve.
OH WOW!!! Do I need to say more?! very simple to make...only made one change and that is I used fresh chopped tomatoes and their juice then canned only because I broke my can opener today. I will definitely make this recipe again soon. It is also going into my "Top Picks for 2010" cookbook. Thanks Lazyme for posting. Made and reviewed for the Feb-Mar/Special Event 2010 Potluck Tag Game.
I was looking for a fast, easy dish tonight and this was it. The whole family enjoyed this pasta. I sauteed the shallots, garlic and red pepper with the sausage. I served the sauce with rigatoni pasta. Yummy dinner! I will make this again!