Bow Ties with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cream
Sweet Italian sausage is simmered with plum tomatoes, garlic, onion and heavy cream to create a thick, rich sauce that's served with bow tie pasta.
This dish was SO good and really easy to make. I used penne instead of the bow tie pasta and I took the advice of other reviewers and used canned Italian style diced tomatos. That saved me from a lot of chopping. Instead of heavy cream, I used half and half and used corn starch to thicken up the sauce. This made the dish a bit healthier. Since my husband loves spicy food, I used Spicy Italian Sausage and still added the crushed red pepper. When my husband ate it, he was kidding around and asking me which restaurant I purchased this from. I will definitely make this again!!!
Very good; hubby loved- will be added to the rotation. Did make some changes though b/c as written is SO high fat and cals! Used a tomato basil chicken sausage and didn't need to cook in extra oil. Drained grease after cooked sausage; also added half a green pepper as per another reviewer; used half skim and half light cream for the sauce with just some cornstarch to thicken up; and served topped with parm cheese! Really don't miss all the extra fat! thanks for sharing!
I've also been making this for years, and also use turkey sausage and half & half to cut down the fat. And you MUST drain the fat before addin the other stuff. Another ingredient I use to "up" the tomato taste is a couple tablespoons of Sun-dried Tomato Pesto (Classico). Mix the pasta into the sauce and heat it all together to the pasta soaks up the flavors before serving. This dish ROCKS!
Awesome recipe. Tastes better than some restaurants. Added a few little touches that I think make it even better. Add 1/2 tsp.oregano and 8 oz. tomatoe sauce when simmering the sausage,onion, garlic and tomatoes. Don't add cream yet and simmer, covered for 1 hr. Then add 8 oz. quartered and stemmed button mushrooms and small can of sliced black olives and simmer for 30 min. Then add cream and simmer for another 30 min. Take off heat and add 3 tblsp. fresh basil. Serve over the pasta and enjoy with a nice crusty garlic bread. You won't be dissappointed. I guarantee. Killer.
I've made this many times. Both following the recipe and making changes. It's wonderful! For example tonight I didn't have plum tomatoes so I used regular diced tomatoes. I didn't have heavy cream so I used half-and-half and I didn't have link sausage so I used bulk Sage Tennessee Pride. It was still wonderful and unbelievably quick and easy. One of my all-time favorites!
Delicious! I thought at first that perhaps the sauce needed more seasoning, but glad I tasted it first. Made the recipe exactly as is (used Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage) and it was very good! Nice change from the usual tomato only meat sauces. Make sure you cook your pasta in the sauce after draining off the salted water. The sauce cooks into the pasta for an even better flavor.
I made this 2 weeks ago, except I used a 16 oz. pkg of bow tie pasta, and I used cayenne pepper rather than the red pepper flakes (same amount) since I didn't have the flakes on hand. My husband & I absolutely loved it. Nothing needs to be changed, it has the best flavor combination. My husband said this recipe belongs on the menu at our favorite italian restaurant, Carinos. Yes...it's that good! I was planning our Valentine dinner this morning & asked my husband what "favorite meal" he would like me to make, and he wanted this again! I have passed this recipe out to co-workers & also have told them about this website. Great recipes, thanks for sharing!!