Friday, September 2, 2011

Yummy Penne Pasta in Cream Sauce with Sausage

This yummy meal was delivered to us after the birth of our newest edition, Reilly. It was so tasty and I don't want to lose the recipe. Here it is:

1 T butter
1 T olive oil
2 cups sliced onions
2 1/2 t chopped garlic
1 lb mild Italian sausage
1/2 lb hot Italian sausage
2/3 cup dry white wine

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup fresh parsley
S & P to taste
1 cup grated parm
1 lb mini penne pasta

Melt butter with oild in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until golden brown and tender, about 7 min. Add the sausage and saute until golden brown and cooked through, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 7 min. Drain any excess fat from the skillet. Add the wine to the skillet with drained meat and boil until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 2 min. Add whole can of tomatoes and simmer about 3 min. Add cream and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 min. Stir in parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serves 6

This freezes well too. So why not double it and make 1 meal for tonight and freeze the double portion in a gallon size ziploc bag.