The other night, I realized that my pantry was overflowing with unopened cans and bags of beans, boxes of pasta, crackers, etc. It was clearly a sign that I needed to make use of some of these ingredients. Pasta is always a quick-fix meal, so I created this simple, yet flavorful, pasta dish with ingredients I’d seemingly forgotten about.
Though this recipe isn’t anything groundbreaking, it was a delicious and hearty meal after a long day at work. Granted, I probably ate a much larger bowl than those photographed above, but I’ll let you think I have portion control. :)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more, as needed
5 Roma tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 oz. (1/2 box) Rotini pasta
3-4 Fresh & Easy chicken and apple sausage, sliced diagonally
Warm a medium skillet over medium heat then add butter. Once butter is melted, add cream, garlic, onion and tomatoes. Let mixture simmer until tomatoes are tender and flavors meld, about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add pasta and a dash of salt. Cook pasta until slightly aldente, about 10 minutes. Drain, then return pasta to the pot.
In a small skillet, brown sausage slices, about 5 minutes, then add to tomato cream sauce. Simmer mixture for another 5 minutes, then add sauce to the pot of dry pasta and stir. Serve hot.