This makes a super quick and simple pasta sauce. I used a mild Italian sausage and wish I had added in a sprinkle of crushed red pepper. The sausage I used was very lean and I needed to add a little water to get it to cook properly. After the meat and vegetables were cooked through the flour was sprinkled over all and allowed to cook a few minutes before adding in the remaining ingredients. The sauce was served with a gluten free linguine and topped with some freshly grated parmesan and a sprinkling of fresh basil. This does make generous servings. Made in memory of VickyJ.
I made this recipe on 9/27/12 for Vicky J's " Cook-A-Thon " and because of PC problems I wasn't able to post the review until today. There were are few changes made due to what was on hand,but I don't think they affected the final outcome of the dish. Instead of 1/2 lb. of sausage, 3/4 was used,and instead of red onion the same amount of sweet white was used. My SO isn't crazy about peppers of any sort,so I used a blend of red/green freeze-dried which was reconstituted to the equal amount of fresh.Other than those changes the direction part of the recipe was done exactly as it was written. And as for a change, the sauce was served over wide egg noodles. For a little extra " Splurge " a small amount of grated Romano Cheese was added as a garnish.And of course,garlic bread on the side. This will be made again, and again. Everytime I make this, I'll think of Vicky J. " Keep Smiling :) "
This was really good, really easy and really delicious! I can't easily get Italian sausage where I live, so I subbed some Moroccan merguez, which was probably best for me because I love my food so spicy your head spontaneously combusts. I served this over shell pasta with an Israeli salad on the side. Great sauce, thanks so much for posting this!
This is an amazing recipe! Simple and incredibly tasty. Anybody that actually knows how to cook or what Ricotta cheese is will know to automatically ignore catyw!