Spicy Sausage Pasta

This pasta is cheesy and creamy with a mild spice. It's a well balanced dish that is easy to make and tastes as good as it sounds.
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Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

PASTA

  • For pasta water Salt
  • ½ lb Penne pasta

SAUCE

  • 3 Sausage, Italian, crumbled
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ cup Stock, vegetable or chicken
  • ½ tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 400 g can Tomatoes , diced
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Black pepper , freshly ground

GARNISH

  • For garnish Basil , torn into small pieces
  • For garnish Parmesan cheese, grated

METHOD

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook until a few minutes before al dente. Drain water. Set pasta aside.
  • Remove sausage meat from casings and crumble it into a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer sausage to a plate and set aside. Drain fat from skillet.
  • Using the same skillet, add garlic, stock and all-purpose flour. Whisk until flour has dissolved and scrape any browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook until mixture is reduced, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add in tomatoes, heavy cream, and sausage meat. Cook sauce until thickened to your preference, about 3 to 6 more minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Add basil and toss with drained pasta. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

NOTES

  • Alternatively, you can use mild sausage
  • Any short pasta noodle is suitable to use