Technically, this recipe should probably be called something like, “Spicy Tomato-Cream Sauce with Italian Sausage and Egg Noodles”. However, a few years back when this was a regular favorite, I didn’t bother to give it a name and it became generally known as “that awesome pasta”. Now I just call it Awesome Pasta, and my boyfriend and I know what we’re talking about.
And it really is awesome.
There were so many delicious tomatoes at the market this weekend that I thought back to this old favorite and decided it was time to dive back in. In fact, it is a little shocking that I’ve never put this recipe up here considering how often I used to make it.
aka Spicy Tomato-Cream Sauce with Italian Sausage and Egg Noodles
A bunch of tomatoes, chopped (No definitive number. I used 7 here. In the past I’ve used more or less. About 3 cups is ideal.
1 TB garlic, chopped
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 pound spicy italian pork sausage, casings removed
1/2-3/4 pound egg noodles
2-3 oz cream
1-2 TB fresh basil, julianned
salt and pepper
First up, put water on to boil.
Drizzle some olive oil in your pan and add garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute until fragrant. Then add the sausage and cook until browned.
Drain the meat and add the tomatoes.
Mix and turn heat to simmer. Add some salt and pepper. Let mixture cook about 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes have become sauce. Stir occasionally and crush the tomatoes with the back of your spoon. You’ll end up with this.
While that is doing it’s thing, cook and drain the noodles.
Back to the sauce. When the tomatoes have cooked down, add in the cream and stir to combine. Turn off the heat, or keep warm if your noodles are still cooking. When the noodles are ready, toss the basil in the sauce and combine the sauce with the noodles.
Let sit for a few minutes to allow the noodles to soak up the sauce. They will become nice and glazed.
Add salt and pepper to taste if necessary and enjoy.
You really will.