Monday, April 11, 2011

Hunk of Meat Monday: Spicy Sausage, Tomatoes and Bow tie Pasta

Big D is a meat and potatoes kinda guy, while I, on the other hand, love a warm and rich pasta dish with a side of leafy greens. So we often compromise and I whip up a meaty pasta dish with a leafy green salad. This weekend was no exception.  And an added bonus ... we used sausage made from hogs we raised right here on the farm. I think they call that the fruit of your labor!

This recipe was adapted from one I found on

1 (12 ounce) package of bow tie pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Italian sausage (casings removed and crumbled)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup diced green onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 light whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon parsley
Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage and pepper flakes until the sausage is evenly brown. 

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. 

Stir in onion and garlic. Cook until onion is tender.

 Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.

 Stir in tomatoes, cream and salt. Simmer until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir cooked pasta into sauce and heat through. Sprinkle with parsley and voila, dinner is served!

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes. Ready In: 45 minutes. Serves: 6

Hunk of Meat Mondays


  1. Hopped over here from Goodeness Gracious.
    This recipe looks great! I have all the ingredients..think I'll cook this for supper tonight.
    You have a new follower! I'll be back to read more!

  2. Looks simple and yummy! This is a very good combination!

  3. Yum! looks good! My hubby would be up for this!



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