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sweet and creamy sausage and pea pasta romano

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a recipe by
Monica Keleher
Methuen, MA

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 6

Ingredients For sweet and creamy sausage and pea pasta romano

  • 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)

How To Make sweet and creamy sausage and pea pasta romano

  • 1
    Put 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
  • 2
    Chop the onion
  • 3
    melt 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
  • 4
    Add a bit more butter to the pan and cook the sausage until browned and season with salt and pepper
  • 5
    return onions to pan and combine with the sausage meat.
  • 6
    Add the cream to the pan and a bit more butter and combine
  • 7
    add cheese to the pan and combine
  • 8
    add pasta to the pan and combine
  • 9
    put 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
  • 10
    This is such a great flavorful pasta! yum!

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