Sausage and pink sauce pasta

I'm in love with pasta. I could eat it every day of the week. I'm also a big fan of making food with what I have in the refrigerator. This weekend I threw together a quick pasta dish that came out pretty tasty, so I figured I would share.

- A box of cooked Fusilli
- 3/4 a stick of butter
- Three medium size cloves of garlic
- A small onion
- A package of sweet Italian sausage
- A cup of white wine
- Half a pint of heavy cream
- Diced tomatoes (I used canned and drained them because the sauce would be too thin with the juice but fresh can easily be substituted)
- A cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta and set aside, or cook during preparation if you can multi-task.

In a large skillet melt the butter. When the butter gets warm, add garlic and onion and saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Remove sausage from casing and cut into small chunks. Add sausage pieces to skillet and simmer until brown, but not fully cooked.

Add cup of white wine and let simmer until broth reduces by half.

Add the half of a pink of heavy cream, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, let simmer while stirring until well mixed.

Add cook Fusilli and let stand for a few minutes so the noodles can suck up the sauce. Enjoy!

-- Ginger


Ginger Gibson said...

Can I add, that photo doesn't do the taste or even color justice.

Sarah said...

Dude how pink is it? I like to google the contents of my fridge, and see what comes up. I've found some good recipes that way. My mom thinks its funny.

Ginger Gibson said...

It was a light shade of pink. I like to just take stuff out and start playing with ingredients until I made food.

We should start a pantry necessity list. Last night I had to run to the store to get a can of tomato sauce for a dish, it was the only thing I was missing, and I was kicking myself for letting that one ingredient go unstocked.