Monday, January 24, 2011

Creamed Sausage and Tomato Pasta

I got this delicious recipe from a friend whose 5 children happily eat the spinach and tomatoes in this yummy dish. My family has loved it too.

1 1/2 T butter
1 1/2 T olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped fine
1-2 cloves of garlic minced
3/4 lb (or I usually just use 1 lb) sausage
5-6 fresh roma tomatoes, or I use I can diced tomatoes slightly drained
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped (or you can use frozen and just put it in frozen)
1 cup heavy cream (I have used half and half also, and that works)
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
salt and pepper --I use 1 tsp. salt and a dash of pepper
1 lb pasta, your choice, we always use farfalle

In a medium skillet melt butter with oil, add the onion and garlic and saute until onion is golden, not browned. Add sausage, and cook through. Add tomatoes and spinach and cook until all warmed through. Cook pasta while you are doing this. Add cream and spices to sausage, do not boil, then drain your pasta and toss the sausage mix with pasta and serve. Yum Yum!!!


Kay Hinton said...

I am SO excited to get this recipe. You made it for us when we were there and it is SO GOOD! Thank you, thank you!

Joan Morris said...

I think Sarah P makes a recipe similar to this. Yum!