My friend e-mailed this recipe to me and I tried it the other night and we LOVED it!
1 pkg. (16 oz) bow tie pasta
1 lb. ground Italian sausage
½ C. chopped onion
1 ½ tsp. minced garlic
½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (careful-doesn’t seem like a lot-but adds quite a kick!)
2 cans (14 ½ oz. each) Italian stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 ½ C. heavy whipping cream
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. dried basil
Shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, cook the sausage, onion, garlic and pepper flakes over med. Heat for 4-5 mins. or until meat is no longer pink. Drain.
Stir in the tomatoes, heavy whipping cream, salt and basil. Bring to a boil over med. heat. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for 6-8 mins. or until thickened, stirring occasionally. In the meantime, cook your pasta. I like to cook mine al dente.
Toss with sausage mixture and garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese.