Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Creamy Cartwheels and Sausage


I love meals that come together in 20 minutes or less. I love even more meals that can come together from things that I generally have in my pantry. Substitutions can be made for each ingredient which makes this dinner is easy and satisfying. Isn't that what we all need on hump day?

Creamy Cartwheels and Sausage
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
scant 2/3 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
12 ounces cartwheel (fiori) pasta

Place a pot of water to boil.
In a large saute pan over medium heat, brown the sausage.
Once the sausage is browned, add the dried spices and garlic. Saute for about 1 minute.
Add the diced tomatoes and let bubble over medium to medium-high for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, add the pasta to the boiling (and salted) water. Cook the pasta about 7-8 minutes.
Add the cream and parmesan to the tomato mixture, stirring to combine.
Add the pasta and stir.

Serve with additional parmesan, garlic bread, and a salad. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

Reeni♥ said...

This is my kind of meal!! So comforting and delicious!