Sweet and Creamy Sausage and Pea Pasta Romano

Monica Keleher

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@MonicaKeleher

This is a great spring pasta. Perfect for the spring peas. This is a huge hit with my boys and one of my ex husbands favorite food ever! I know he misses it! lol. Anyway, it is really easy and packed with flavor, I hope you try it and comment, and love it as much as we do. My 6 year old, who is tough to please said it is pretty good, my 16 year old eats thirds! Let me know what you think,

Thanks
Monica


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Serves:
6

Ingredients

1 pkg
sweet sausage meat, or sausage casing removed
1
large onion, diced
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 c
frozen sweet peas, thawed (or fresh if you have em)
1/4 c
light cream
2 c
grated pecorino romano cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb
orecchiette (or any short pasta would be fine)

Step-By-Step

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1Put a large pot with water on the stove and bring to a boil, season the water with salt and add the pasta. Cook until al dente

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2Chop the onion

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3melt some butter in a saute pan and add the chopped onion. Cook the onion until they are goldenly caramelized. Remove them from the pan and set aside

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4Add a bit more butter to the pan and cook the sausage until browned and season with salt and pepper

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5return onions to pan and combine with the sausage meat.

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6Add the cream to the pan and a bit more butter and combine

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7add cheese to the pan and combine

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8add pasta to the pan and combine

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9put peas in and combine and taste for seasoning, add more cheese if you want to, cause you can never have too much cheese. I also add some pasta water to the mixture to help the sauce get nice and creamy

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10This is such a great flavorful pasta! yum!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cheese, #sausage, #peas