Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

I love pasta. I love meat. I love food, let’s just be honest. I was craving some Italian sausage last week when I was planning out what I was going to eat this week and I found this GEM of a recipe. It’s pretty low maintenance, and high on flavor. Also, I slightly slacked on taking pictures because I was getting side tracked soooo sorry.  Anyway, this is a gluten free recipe if you use gluten free pasta as I did (corn pasta is very good, and also slightly healthier!) and a filling meal all around.

Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

Serves: 2-3

Prep Time: 12-18 minutes         Cook Time: 20 minutes

What you need:

  • 3 cups (1/2 a 16 oz package) penne pasta (gluten free okay)
  • 1 lb. mild bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large glove of garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can of Italian stewed tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 of an onion, chopped

Creamy Italian Sausage PastaDirections:

  • Cook the sausage, garlic, and onion, at  medium heat in a nonstick skillet for 7-9 minutes or until meat is no longer pink
  • At the same time, cook pasta according to package instructions
  • Stir the tomatoes, cream, salt, and 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese into the sausage pan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce and simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta and gently stir into the sausage mixture
  • Garnish with more Parmesan if desired

This recipe is adapted from Lil’ Luna.

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