Easy Italian Pasta

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 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)

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Cavatappi pasta is short, ridged, spiral macaroni.

Penne is a good alternative to the cavatappi pasta.

If you have fresh basil or oregano, it would make a nice addition to this recipe. Stir the chopped herbs in along with the cooked pasta. Be sure to save a few sprigs for garnish.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
18g
89%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
400mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
4g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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