“I can spend hours in a grocery store. I get so excited when I see food, I go crazy.” ~ Cameron Diaz

As you know – this girl loves her some pasta! Give me good ol’ spaghetti or lasagna any night!! But since our trip to Italy, I have been wanting to try more authentic Italian dishes.  One recipe that I ran across on Pinterest fit the bill and is actually very simple.  I probably would have never tried this recipe because Italian sausage is not my favorite but……….

One Saturday (not my typical shopping day – waaaaay too crowded) I took the DH to the grocery store with me and they had the samples set up – so off he goes to “sample”  – he comes back with a coupon and a pack of a new kind of Italian sausage – we have to get this he says. (I wish I had kept the packaging to tell you the name – because it was really good!).

Well, ever since then that pack of sausage had just been sitting in the freezer so I started looking for a recipe to use it in – and it didn’t take me long to find this one.

Italian Sausage and Tomato Pasta

(adapted from Avocado Pesto)

  • 12 ounces Italian sausage, halved or quarter and thinly sliced
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼-1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 8 ounces pasta (I used linguine)

Start by preparing pasta, according to directions.

Next sauté sausage over medium-high heat until brown and a little crispy.

Add onions and cook until tender (I had to add a little olive oil because there was not enough fat from the sausage). Then add garlic and cook for about a minute.

Toss in cherry tomatoes and cook for around 5 minutes or until juices start to flow.

Reduce heat to low, add cream and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Serve over pasta and garnish with the scallions.

Very authentic and very simple!

I’m so glad the DH stumbled upon the sausage and insisted we get some – I will be making again!



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