Coat pasta with a creamy sauce of tomatoes and Italian sausage to make a fast and tasty dinner.

Source: Midwest Living
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a heavy large skillet, cook the sausage, onion, garlic, and red pepper over medium heat until sausage is cooked through, stirring to break up pieces of sausage. Drain off excess fat.

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  • Stir in undrained tomatoes; boil gently, uncovered, for 5 to 7 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add half-and-half or light cream. Simmer 4 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

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  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to saucepan.

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  • Add sauce to pasta; heat through, tossing to coat. Serve on warm plates. Sprinkle with basil. Pass the Romano. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Note:

Reduce the sodium by using low-sodium tomatoes and omitting the Romano cheese.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; total fat 22g; cholesterol 66mg; sodium 1000mg; carbohydrates 58g; protein 21g; vitamin aRE; vitamin c 4mg; calcium 182mg; iron 3mg.

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