Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Cream With Bow Ties

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Submitted for the 'Zaar World Tour 2005. Ciao!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and pepper flakes. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook until onion is tender and sausage is light brown, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, olives, cream, salt and parsley. Simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 4 minutes.
  4. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  5. Toss with mixture and sprinkle with parmesan.
Most Helpful

5 5

I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful this recipe is! I have now made this no less than 6 times and I just keep finding new ways to change it up (to our tastes). 1st time was made as written - very, very good. I've made several times using Half 'n Half. As with others, I have elected to omit the olive oil (anything to help lighten the dish)...I used hot italian sausage with great success and have also added shitake mushrooms and (at the last few minutes) 1/2 frozen peas. This is now so favored in our house, it has been requested on a regular basis. Thank you Potsie for another awesome dish!!

5 5

Don't even look at the nutritional info......just make yourself look like a culinary goddess (or god) and whip this up for dinner! So easy and tasty. Sort of like gourmet Hamburger Helper. Alas, I too, had to leave out the black olives. As much as I love them it's just not worth the pain of having to watch my sweetie pick them out piece by piece with a sour look on his face. I used a hot Italian sausage just because we like all things spicy and canned tomatoes from my summer garden. Make sure you garnish with the chopped parsley and freshly grated just adds that special touch and dresses it up. That along with a mixed salad and some Italian bread with olive oil and herbs actually makes for a very impressive dinner. Many thanks to Pot Scrubber for what will be a long time favorite in my house.

5 5

I didn't follow this recipe all the way, but it was a great one to use as a guide. I could tell by looking at it we would like it. My 10 yr. old was saying "Yum!" all through dinner. I used hot Italian sausage and no red pepper. I also added shrimp which was an awesome addition. Changes I made were using a whole med. onion, half n half, petite diced tomatoes, and added a can of mushrooms. I used cellentani pasta which made it fun. Next time I will add capers and maybe chicken. I am looking forward to using this again in the future. It was quite delicious!