Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Farfalle with Chunky Garlicky Tomato Sauce & Sausage

Whew...the name of this one's a mouthful...a delicious mouthful but still. This dinner actually came of out the necessity to cook dinner for me and the hubby and not having a clue as to what to make. It was late and I had spent the majority of the afternoon out trick or treating with my niece. I had already taken sausage out for dinner and ended up staring at it for nearly five minutes trying to figure out what to make. I knew I wanted tomato sauce but had none made and it was too late to start a fresh one when I was hit with an idea. I grabbed a can of whole plum tomatoes from the pantry, sauteed it with some garlic and cooked sausage and served it over some pasta. It took about 20 minutes for the meal to come together and it was absolutely delicious.

The best part of this meal was I had everything on hand already and if you don't have sausage you can always substitute chicken. And now for the recipe...

Farfalle with Chunky Garlicky Tomato Sauce & Sausage
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes     I     Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound thin sausage (I used Premio onion and pepper)
  • 1 pound farfalle 
  • 1 can whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 4 gloves of garlic
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella
Start by filling a large pot with salted water and heat on high to bring it to a boil. 

Next in a deep skillet cook the sausage fully and set aside to cool. In the same pan wipe out any excess oil but don't clean it. Pour the contents of the tomatoes into the pan and break the tomatoes down roughly using a knife, fork or even scissors. Smash the cloves of garlic and add them to the sauce allowing it to come to a simmer. 

Slice the sausage into coin sized pieces and toss them into the sauce as well, allowing it to continue simmering on low. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and stir in the pasta. 

Right before serving stir in the cheese allowing it to get nice and melty. 


Britne @ Shabbott's Habits said...

Simple recipes are just the best. Especially when you need to throw something together after work for a quick dinner. And who doesn't love pasta with sausage? Thanks for sharing.

Baker Street said...

simple and perfect for a mid week dinner!