Cooking 101: Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes & Cream
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 (12 ounce) package favorite pasta (I used orchietti, ear- shaped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage (removed from the casing)
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (can omit/decrease if your family doesn’t like spicy dishes)
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (or 1T dried, I used my frozen parsley from this summer)
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, cream, and salt.
  3. Simmer until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. (Since I used milk, I put some of the hot liquid into a bowl with 1 T of flour and made a paste, then stirred into sauce to thicken it.)
  4. Stir cooked pasta into sauce, and heat through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Recipe by Faithful Provisions at