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I made this tonight and it was very good. It was a hit with DH and DS too (DDs did not eat it, but I think they would have liked it.) I made some modifications to make it lighter. I used turkey sausage and 1c skim milk and .5c half and half instead of whipping cream. I wasn't sure if it would thicken up, so I sprinkled 1 T of flour after step 2. I used a whole box (1lb) of farfalle - I don't have a scale to know what 12 oz is, and I hate having a portion of pasta left over anyway. I omitted the olives because I don't care for them. This made a HUGE amount. I'd say even with 12oz of pasta it is way more than 4 servings. Using another recipe analyzer, my version of the recipe (I said that it made 6 servings) came out as 512 calories and 15g of fat (2.2 saturated fat). I honestly think it makes closer to 10 servings - 4 of us ate it tonight and there is a whole other meal for 4 left. I served it with a green salad. I will definitely be making this again. 1/17 update - I made this again and added green peppers (see photo) during the 2nd step, and it was great! Very versital recipe.

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WorkingMom2three January 17, 2010

This was a wonderful recipe!!!! I am a lil devil and added vodka to this dish and boy oh boy!!!!! Wahaaadddaaa winner! Thanks Potsie

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surprize27_gal December 01, 2009

Great. Only thing I changed was using just regular canned diced tomatoes as I didn't have any plum on hand. Very tasty, will be making this again.

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Bloodwyn December 01, 2009

Pasta is one of our favs and I am always looking for an exciting recipe to try. This one looked excellent, tasted excellent and was an excellent choice, if I do say so myself! I wouldn't change a thing on this one! Serve it up with some Italian or French bread and it's a go!

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OutOfThyme July 17, 2009

Awesome and simple!! Also left out the black olives.

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Chef GreanEyes February 17, 2009

So easy to make. Loved the way it tasted. Left out the black olives. Used regular diced tomatoes and 1/2 n 1/2 , didn't have any whipping cream. Will definitely make again.

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slickchick February 02, 2009

Made this last week as written, omitting the black olives. What a taste treat--we've never had anything quite like it except in Italy. Will make this often. Thank you.

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Sodak1951 February 01, 2009

I made this the other night, and the whole family loved it; including our 8 year old picky eater. My husband declared this a "keeper". I followed the recipe as written

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melmaddie October 22, 2008

Great dish! I added 3 cloves garlic, as we are garlic lovers. I also added in 8 oz. fresh mushrooms as we love them too! This will go straight to my monthly menu rotation. Thanks Potsie!

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MichelleOnTheLake September 04, 2008

This is really good .Potsie!!But Potsie, it is an Italian recipe so it needs more garlic!! :) I used about 2 tablespoons of garlic. I also used fresh tomatoes. Since I used fresh tomatoes, I thought I needed to add some water, so I added 1/4 cup of water. Once I added the cream, and it started cooking, I realized I didn't need to add the water. The cream didn't quite thicken up enough so I used a thickener. (Water and cornstarch) a VERY small amount..maybe 1 teaspoon.Next time I make this I won't add water. I like this more than spaghetti sauce I put the bowties on my plate and then poured the mixture over them. When I get a craving for spaghetti, I will make this instead.. I have been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Made for ZWT $ Family picks and the Cafe ZMAKK Gypsies. ;)

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AuntWoofieWoof July 09, 2008
Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Cream With Bow Ties