Lighter pasta, sausage & tomatoes in cream sauce

sherry monfils


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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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 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

How to Make Lighter pasta, sausage & tomatoes in cream sauce


  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.

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About Lighter pasta, sausage & tomatoes in cream sauce

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

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