Fettuccine pasta with a rich and creamy, tomato and Italian sausage sauce. Absolute crowd pleaser.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 shallots, chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1/2 pound spicy or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes in juice
- 1 Tbsp dried sage
- 3/4 pound fettuccine
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic and sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add sausages and sauté until no longer pink, breaking up the sausages a bit, about 5 minutes. Add cream; simmer 5 minutes. Add tomatoes with juices. Add sage. Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
2 Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
3 Return pasta to same pot; add sauce. Toss over medium heat until sauce coats pasta, adding reserved cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if mixture is dry. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl; sprinkle with cheese and serve.
Yield: Serves 6.