Lighter pasta, sausage & tomatoes in cream sauce

sherry monfils

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@smonfils

I had found a recipe for a pasta and sausage dish but it was loaded w/ tons of fat. So I made up my own version. And even though it's still considered a little on the high side for fat, it's still lower than the original and tastes fantastic!


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
italian style chicken sausages
1/3 c
diced onion
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
1
14-1/2 oz can italian style plum tomatoes, drained, coarsely chopped
1-1/4 c
light cream
1 dash(es)
salt & pepper to taste
1 box
rotini or rigatone pasta
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
1/3 c
fresh grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta as directed, drain and toss w/ 1 tbsp olive oil. Set aside in lg pot. Heat remaining oil in lg pot. Remove sausage casings and add sausages to pot.
2
Cook, over med-high heat, crumbling the sausage as it cooks. Cook until no longer pink. Add onion and garlic to sausages. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins.
3
Add tomatoes, light cream, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally until it starts to thicken. Pour in parmesan cheese. Stir in pasta and heat through. Sprinkle w/ parsley right before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy