Hearty Italian sausage is simmered with onion, garlic and stewed tomatoes, then enriched with cream to make a luscious sauce for cooked penne. Shred Cheddar cheese over the top and serve.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 12 ounces penne pasta
- 1 (3.5 ounce) link Italian sausage, sliced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
In a large pot cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
Meanwhile, remove casings from sausage. In a large skillet cook the sliced Italian sausage until brown. Drain excess grease with paper towels. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and stewed tomatoes to sausage skillet. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and add the half-n-half cream. Cook until heated through.
In a large bowl toss the sausage sauce with cooked and drained pasta. Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese.