Saturday, April 14, 2007

Pasta with sausage cream sauce

I made this up for dinner tonight. Yum, it was good!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 can mushrooms
1 can sliced olives
1 small jar diced pimento
1 pkg. chicken sausage, cooked (if necessary) and sliced (I got some pre-cooked mushroom asiago sausage from Trader Joe's)
1/3 cup heavy cream*
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
pinch salt
hot cooked pasta (I used egg noodles)

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute until the onion becomes translucent. Add mushrooms, olives, pimento, and sausage; cook and stir until heated through. Add cream and parmesan cheese, cook and stir until cheese is melted (you can add a little cornstarch slurry if you want it thicker). Mix into hot cooked pasta. Cover and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

*Note: if you want to lighten it up a little, just use evaporated milk in place of the cream. I happened to have some cream I needed to use up - that's a rare occurrence in our house! Evaporated milk is thicker than regular milk and so it acts more like the cream.


MamaZuzi said...

Gonna try this on Wednesday or Thursday.

MamaZuzi said...

Was your sausage spicy? This came out a little bland when the hubby made it... don't think he remembered the pimentos?!

kbeeps said...

Nope, it wasn't spicy, but it was pretty flavorful.