Easy Italian Pasta

Twenty minutes is all it takes to serve up a pasta dinner that rivals a restaurant meal.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups uncooked cavatappi pasta (8 oz)
1/2
lb bulk spicy Italian pork sausage
6
to 7 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1
cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/2
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring frequently, until browned. Drain; return to skillet.
  • 3 Add tomatoes, cream and drained pasta to sausage; stir gently to mix. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly heated. (Do not boil.) Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    600
    (
    Calories from Fat
    310),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    34g
    34%
    (Saturated Fat
    18g,
    18%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    860mg
    860%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    50g
    50%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    23g
    23%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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