Looking for a quick and easy meal after a long day at work? Look no further, my friend! This recipe combines farfalle pasta with a creamy tomato sauce and plenty of sweet Italian sausage. This meal comes together quickly — and most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.
This dinner is fast and easy enough to cook on weeknights after a long day of work – and delicious and pretty enough to serve guests. Definitely my favorite kind of meal!
First, heat a pot of salted water on the stove for your pasta.
While you wait for the water to boil, dice an onion, crumble up your sausage, and chop your canned tomatoes.
(Pro tip: quickly chop your tomatoes right in the can using kitchen shears. No messy cutting board clean-up!)
Then you’re ready to start cooking!
Brown your sausage, add onions and cook until soft, then add the tomatoes and cream and simmer.
While your sauce is simmering, drop your pasta. By the time the pasta is cooked, your sauce will have thickened and become completely delicious.
Drain your pasta, mix everything together, and serve topped with some Parmesan cheese.
This recipe was adapted from AllRecipes.com
Farfalle with Creamy Tomato Sauce and Sausage
Try this quick and tasty weeknight pasta dinner! Creamy tomato sauce with Italian sausage and onion.
- 16 ounces farfalle (bow tie) pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/4 pounds sweet Italian sausage remove and discard casings, crumble the meat
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 large onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 28 ounce can Italian plum tomatoes
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons parsley minced
- Parmesan cheese grated or shaved, for garnish
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, for pasta.
Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook sausage, red pepper flakes, and fennel seeds until sausage is browned.
Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft, 4-5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add tomatoes and their juices, cream, and salt. Simmer 8-10 minutes while you cook the pasta, stirring occasionally. While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta.
Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, add pasta to sauce, and stir in parsley.
Serve immediately, topped with Parmesan cheese.