Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce: Crazy Sexy Pasta – The Sequel

Saturday is now officially sausage making day in my house. But this does create a bit of pressure for me to figure out new and innovative ways to use the sausage. 


I’ve seen a lot of recipes for spaghetti and meatballs this week and I was tempted to make that with my sausage. However traditional tomato or marinara sauce is a hard “NO” on one food list so that was out. I considered Swedish meatballs or Stroganoff but I didn’t have key ingredients so those were both out as well.   

I wanted to make pasta so I looked around my kitchen to see what I had for ingredients and found tomato paste, basil, white wine and half and half. 

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce or Crazy Sexy Pasta: The Sequel

1 lb sausage

1/2 chopped onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
3 oz tomato paste
1 to 1 1/2 cups half and half
Basil( 1/2 tsp dry, 1 tsp chopped fresh)
1/3 cup Parmesan 
Dash of white wine or vodka
1 lb prepared pasta (I used Gemelli)

1. Sauté sausage, onion, and garlic in olive oil on medium heat until the sausage is cooked. 
2. Add the tomato paste and stir around so it’s not all in a big clump.  
3. Add the half and half. Start with one cup and mix until all the tomato paste is incorporated. 
4. Reduce heat and allow to thicken a bit. You can add more half and half if your sauce is getting too thick. 
5. Add the basil and Parmesan and a dash of white wine or vodka. Don’t put in more than 1/4 cup of booze. You don’t want your sauce to get too thin. You just want enough to get the flavor of the wine (or vodka).
6. Toss into prepared pasta. In other words, cook the pasta first. :)

I normally would have wiped the edges of my bowl and made more of an effort to conceal the chip that you see in the upper left part of the picture. But SOMEONE had the audacity to start to eat his food BEFORE I got the picture. And then there was a lot of commotion about just letting people eat and do we have to go through this EVERY night?

I could see tossing something green in this dish. It would really add to the appearance. The flavor was great, though! And I like the gentle orange color of the dish.

Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce: Crazy Sexy Pasta – The Sequel

  1. Paula

    Is that like “You had me at hello?” Thanks! Linda! I love ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS! I wish I had more time to look at more stuff. Thanks for checking out my pasta. I hope you find other things that pique your interest. :)

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